Donal Logue Talks About Resurrecting "Terriers." But Is That A Good Idea?
In a world where we just got a new season of “Arrested Development” and we’re on the verge of a Veronica Mars movie, any damn thing is possible. Right? Yesterday, TV’s most delightfully omnipresent actor, Donal Logue, participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread and, surprise surprise, the subject that came up the most was his cancelled show “Terriers.” One of the many shows that enjoyed a second life after cancellation, the FX buddy cop dramedy means more to most of its fans that the usual crime show. That would be because of the depth of the performances from Logue and his acting partner, Michael Raymond-James. (Not to mention Karina Logue, Laura Allen and Kimberly Quinn). For those of you who have obstinately refused to heed my advice to catch this show on Netflix, I don’t know what else I can say to encourage you. For those of you who have drunk the “Terriers” Kool-Aid with me, I have some possibly great news. Donal Logue both confirmed your suspicions about the ending of the series and assured his fans that he, creator Ted Griffin and all the powers that be are interested in making another season of the show.
Spoiler alert for the Series Finale to follow. In the AMA, Logue wrote the following: “britt went to prison- had to go down like that.” Yes, it really did. If Britt wanted a chance to be with Katie and live his life, he needed to go to jail. The Mexico fantasy was nice, but I never had any doubt that Britt would serve out his time.
In terms of resurrecting the show, Logue replied, “chance of terriers movie (we talk about it) ted griffin dreams of netflix or someone picking it back up (better as series than a film)…realistic chance of some kind of terriers revival- yes.” What do you think, Terriers fans, would you want to see another season if the show? Or is it perfect and untouchable as is? Did the new season of “Arrested Development” enhance your love or deepen your appreciation for that series? Does it work to drag the carcasses of once loved characters back out on the stage? Is anyone else a little worried about the new Veronica Mars movie based on the trailer? WILL NO ONE THINK OF “FUTURAMA?”
I mean, I love Hank and Britt, I do. I’m as reluctant as anyone else to let them go. But what story do we want to see from them? Do we want a happily ever after or, worse yet, do we want to check back in with them three or four years later only to find nothing has changed? That they’re in a state of arrested development as it were? I trust Griffin to tell a compelling story and agree whole-heartedly with Logue that the mission statement of “Terriers” (“if a moment felt fake or forced (and not in line with the the emotional reality of what was happening in the show) it had to go- that’s Shawn Ryan, Ted Griffin and Tim Minear for you”) was achieved. But am I nervous at the (far-fetched) thought of a resurrection? I most certainly am. While I mull over my thoughts on this improbable probability, we can all look forward to Logue running “amock around SOA land in `Season 6’” and keep my fingers crossed that Donal Logue will get his wish of being on “Justified.” Did you just get a chill? Me too.