Let us take a moment to remember, if we will, the Great Writers Strike Tragedy of 2008. That was a dark time for us all, bringing us such unspeakable miseries as The Weird Landry Murder Plot and the drawn out torturous death of Scrubs. One of the greatest casualties, though, was Pushing Daisies.
Pushing Daisies, if you missed it, was about a dreamboat pie-maker (Lee Pace) who has the ability to resurrect the dead (but with some strings attached). It also starred lady-dreamboats Anna Friel and Kristin Chenoweth, and featured lots of singing and pie. Basically, it was perfect.
The show started strong, but was interrupted by the strike after only nine episodes. By the time it was back, most people had forgotten about it.
But not Bryan Fuller! In an interview with E!, he confessed he’s been thinking about a Pushing Daisies movie from the moment the show was cancelled. He’s been a wee bit busy with his current show Hannibal (heard of it?), but plans to have a sit-down with Rob Thomas for advice on how to run a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, which he sees as the only way this is going to happen.
While I, personally, don’t think we need another “celebrity” crowdsourcing campaign, I DO think we all NEED a Pushing Daisies movie, so I’m torn.
Fuller said he did consider a run on Netflix (the go-to venue for resurrecting your favorite shows), but is leaning towards a movie (or possibly a Broadway musical!) “because you have higher impact and it also has an iconography.”
Vivian Kane knows that the shining bright spot of the writers strike was Dr. Horrible, but was it worth it? WAS IT? Think of poor Landry!