'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Creator Answers Kickstarter QuestionKevin Fitzpatrick |
While it's only been a week since 'Veronica Mars' first launched a movie Kickstarter to massive success, already fans from dozens of past TV series have begun asking if their favorites will be next for the Kickstarter treatment. And while Joss Whedon has spoken out about 'Firefly,' and both 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Chuck' seem like viable candidates, what of canceled fan-favorite 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles?' Series show-runner Josh Friedman talks about the Kickstarter possibility inside!
'Arrested Development' and 'Veronica Mars' might have returned from the dead, but that doesn't make it open season on any cancelled-too-soon TV series. The success of the 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter certainly opened the door for future series, but fans of FOX's two-season epic sequel series 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' shouldn't hold their breath for a revival.
Understandably posed with the question in the past week, series creator Josh Friedman took to Twitter to clarify that between the mountainous rights issues, actor availability (Summer Glau may be a free agent, but 'Game of Thrones' Lena Headey is not), and the massive budget necessary for a revival, we shouldn't expect any fan-campaigns for revival.
"All u asking about a TSCC kickstarter...rights situation, budget necessities, motivation of corporate entities make it HIGHLY unlikely," said Friedman. "Appreciate the emails/tweets, etc. But VM a very different deal. Again, thx for loving the show. But I think what u got is what you got #31." Friedman's "31" refers to the number of episodes the series aired between 2008 and 2009, the last of which ended on an impressive cliffhanger of transporting John Connor (Thomas Dekker) forward into the very future he previously tried to prevent.
Sad, if understandable news for 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' fans, but what say you? Does the TV series deserve another shot via Kickstarter, or will the upcoming 'Terminator 5' suffice? Check out 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' ending below, and tell us what you want to see from the franchise in the comments!