Well Played, Miramax 2.0... "Clerks: The Animated Series" To Possibly Return In 2013
Obviously, your appreciation for Smith's brand of humor and affection for his recurring characters Dante, Randall, Jay, and his hetero life-mate Silent Bob may have a hand in how much you would enjoy a cartoon "Clerks," but it's possible return next year shouldn't be easily dismissed. Especially if they can get Alec Baldwin to reprise his role as Leonardo Leonardo, the titular clerks' archenemy, which isn't out of the realm of possibility with Harvey Weinstein and his reconfigured Miramax studio behind this project. One hopes some of the original behind-the-scenes talent might return, as well, specifically Dave Mandel as writer/executive producer, who on the DVD commentaries always seemed like the real genius behind the television series. If Smith's other TV work is anything to go on, and with all due respect to Scott Mosier, his longtime producing partner, it's safe to say the soon-to-be-retired filmmaker needs a voice from outside of his inner circle to really make everything click.
Here's one of my favorite episode tags from "Clerk: The Animated Series," happy Monday(!):
Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you're into that sort of thing). He would totally accept Smith's first choice of vocal talent for Leonardo Leonardo, Alan Rickman.