Now that HBO’s Deadwood finally seems on track for a feature follow-up, as well as the network’s overall trend of movie closure (see: Looking, Hello Ladies), one wonders what became of Jonathan Ames’ Bored to Death after its promised movie. Creator Jonathan Ames has plenty to keep him busy on Starz’s Blunt Talk, but could Bored to Death finally live again?
Bored to Death
Back in 2011, 'Bored to Death' fans were disappointed (albeit not entirely surprised) to hear that HBO would decline a fourth season of the Jonathan Ames-written, Jason Schwartzman-starring noir comedy. Early this year, however, we were equally surprised and delighted to hear that HBO had officially green-lit development of a TV movie to wrap up the series, but what might change in between season 3 and the movie? Series creator Jonathan Ames himself previews what Jonathan, Ray and Christopher will get up to in the 'Bored to Death' movie inside!
Months ago, 'Bored to Death' fans were disappointed, though not altogether surprised to learn that HBO had opted not to produce a fourth season of the critically acclaimed, yet underrated and star-studded series. As with any cancelled TV series, talk of a revival movie immediately began, but now it seems HBO has officially added a 'Bored to Death' movie to its development slate! Find out who will return for a potential 'Bored to Death' movie inside!
Although it's about as likely as that 'Deadwood' movie getting made, the best way to get HBO to pony up for a 'Bored to Death' movie after its abrupt cancellation is to get people talking about it, right? After all, people must not be talking about it enough, if series star John Hodgman hadn't even heard the rumor. What did Hodgman have to say about the possibility, and what a fourth season of the HBO noir comedy might have looked like?
It just about always happens that one of our favorite shows get cancelled, and people start kicking around the idea of wrapping up the narrative with a movie, be it on the big or small screen. 'Bored to Death' was one such travesty that while never flush with break-away popularity, still ended before its time and went unresolved into a premature cancellation. Still, the question remains, might an HBO movie put a cap on the series? Ted Danson seems to think so!