Just before Christmas a line of Jason Schwartzman doppelgangers wrapped around Hoyt Street, New York, to see writer Jonathan Ames host a night for fans of ‘Bored to Death’, one of FTN’s favorite TV series, which was cancelled in early December.
The Brooklyn Inn bar was filled with Ames’s friends and admirers, reporters, and a few ‘Bored’ celebrites too, including cartoonist Dean Haspiel, on whom Zach Galifianakis’ role was based; a cult character with a significant role in the “plushies” episode, who Ames made a point of pointing out; and John Hodgman, the author and actor who played a literary critic on the series.
Ames spent the night thanking fans for all their love and support before dropping this mouth-watering nugget:that he may have enough ideas for the now cancelled show to “make a movie or something”!
Dean Haspiel, who also won an Emmy for the design of Bored’s opening credits, fuelled the fire some more by adding: “This is a wake for ‘Bored to Death’ but it’s also an awakening”
It’s a multi-media world and I can see the show living on as a comic book or a movie – or, and I don’t quite know how this works, but maybe even transitioning to another TV station.”
Ames later told New York magazine: “I have ideas for a fourth season that could translate nicely into a fun caper/detective movie.”
Are we dealing with another Family Guy, Arrested Development or even Firefly type rise from the ashes? We can but hope but for the time being, Joanthan, Ray and George, our world is a little colder without you guys….