Keegan-Michael Key says his character in ‘Reboot’ is ‘oblivious’


Key and Peele, Don’t Think Twice and Schmigadoon! star Keegan-Michael Key has now joined the cast of Hulu’s new comedy show, Reboot.

The show is an early 2000s family sitcom that Hulu has brought back.  It follows a dysfunctional cast that deals with unresolved issues in today’s fast-paced world.

Keys stars as Reed, who is one of the original cast members of the show Step Right Up.


In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, he talks about being a part of the reboot and his character. He says, “What I found so interesting about Reed is that it is this obliviousness to his – I don’t know that I relate to it – but this obliviousness to his talent. To a natural knack for something he has. And I think it’s interesting. He’s like a cautionary tale for people, which is, ‘Accept what’s in front of you.’ You know, he’s on the show [Step Right Up] – like, clearly the show was a success.”

He goes on to say, “He had no awareness or sense of his actual innate talent. It was more important to him that people understand his pedigree than his actual innate gifts, which is, I think, a fascinating thing to do for a character. That they would be oblivious in that way.”


Keys also speaks on the writing of the show. He said, “The writing’s so strong on this show… You want to live in a world of clarity.”

The comedy series stars Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville, Calum Worthy, Johnny Knoxville, Krista Marie Yu, Rachel Bloom, and Paul Reiser.

First three-episodes of Reboot air 20th September on Hulu.

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