FX's 'Terriers' Could Return As A Movie, And You Can Help!Kevin Fitzpatrick |
We know, just about every "brilliant but cancelled" TV series kicks around the idea that it could return either on another network, or as a movie. And while we've had our hearts broken by the failure of plenty of TV revivals, every so often things make it out of arrested development. Certainly critics and Donal Logue fans alike were heartbroken by FX's decision to ax private detective drama 'Terriers' after only one season, but now it looks like a revival may actually be in the works. So what can you do to contribute?
By way of Warming Glow and TBI VIsion, we've learned that 'Terriers' writer and executive producer Shawn Ryan may grant fans' long-standing wish to revive the series as a two-hour TV movie! Though ratings of the 2010 drama starring Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James as private dicks Hank and Britt never quite measured up for FX to grant the series a second season, critics especially beloved the San Diego drama and mourned its cancellation.
Rather than petition FX for funds however, Ryan explained that he could use both public funding service Kickstarter as well as Netflix to get the project going:
I’ve had friends who’ve raised money for indie movies through Kickstarter and I started to think that if you wanted to make a 2 hour movie that capped off that series, how would it cost to make it and would there be a way to raise the money via a combination of Netflix and Kickstarter.It’s a very nervous time in the TV industry because paradigms are changing but it’s also exciting because in the past the show would have been dead and gone and never to be revived but is there a way to do something.
Of course, everyone knows that Netflix has enjoyed quite a bit of attention for its upcoming revival of 'Arrested Development,' as well as its potential to pick up other failed series, but as of now no official negotiations have begun either way.
What say you? Do you think Shawn Ryan could really find a way to bring back 'Terriers' with a TV movie, and would you contribute to its Kickstarter? Tell us if you'd be interested in reviving the series in the comments below! And just to get this stuck in your head...