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Is Bored to Death set for a resurrection? The possibilities are endless…

January 18th, 2012 by Marc Comments

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….


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….