requel

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requel

A film, TV show, or other media franchise that follows up an earlier installment in the series and features some of the same elements, but which also serves as a new beginning point for the franchise as a whole. It is often intended to update or reinvigorate certain aspects of the series, such as characters, tone, or aesthetic, for modern audiences. A portmanteau of "reboot" and "sequel." "Jurassic World" can be seen as a requel to the '90s "Jurassic Park" movies.
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