Here are two links to an interview with Bryan Fuller in which he talks mostly about his current successful TV show ‘Hannibal’ but also ranges over several other topics including ‘Dead Like Me’.
He mentions that the Lass in Georgia Lass means ‘girl’. Someone pointed out ages ago a forum that it might have been referring to ‘less’ as in George’s mother in Joy Lass.
‘Dead Like Me’ is ten years old this year. Bryan mentions he ‘would love to reinvent that because you know, I left the show after the fourth episode so I would love to do the show as I originally saw it’. This could be good – this could be bad. While I can’t take issue with the original creation by Fuller, I recognize that Godchaux and Masius (and probably others, too) built on that creation a great show. Where Fuller’s work gives way to those who came after we’ll probably never be able to unravel. However, one aspect of the show taken as a whole that I thought marked it as something unusual and special on TV was its restraint on flashier aspects commonly seen and its focus on characters and their growth. Given that these were supernatural characters that restraint was surprising.
Anyway, Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ is something with his genius mark clearly on display with characters of depth and layering worth your time.
Here are the links to the interview:
Bryan Fuller interview: Hannibal, elegant horror, Gillian Anderson, & more… | Den of Geek
Bryan Fuller interview: Pushing Daisies, High Moon, Star Trek, Dead Like Me & more… | Den of Geek
OK, it’s not Dead Like Me, but if you got the basic idea that reapers walk around among the living showing two different appearances simultaneously then you’ll love the visual gag underpinning this DLM/Men in Black police buddy movie coming out later this summer.
R.I.P.D. Trailer Shows Ryan Reynolds And Jeff Bridges Chasing Down Lost Souls – CinemaBlend.com
The hedge funds that control MGM plan an IPO by year end. In anticipation they’ve reached agreement with Icahn to buy out his 25% at a modest premium over current private market prices for MGM equity, but at a price well below the asking price for the IPO.
See thread on MGM Financial Health inside.
MGM’s brief rest seems to be ending soon and a new chapter in their history about to begin.
Callum Blue has a modest role (6th episode) in this 1999 6 episode mini-series about two ghosts who happen to die on the same day and meet. They end up hanging out together helping work thru issues surrounding their deaths and families. If you liked ‘Dead Like Me’ you’ll likely appreciate this very touching story.
Shades (TV mini-series 2000) – IMDb
Amazon.com: Shades: Stephen Tompkinson, Dervla Kirwan: Movies & TV
New Star Trek TV Series To Be Pitched By Bryan Singer & Bryan Fuller?
Unbalance in the Universe - Already plenty of Star Trek stories out there.
Fuller created the DLM franchise. I would like to see him divert just a small portion of his talent to finding a way to reboot his very own very original creation ’Dead Like Me’. The people over at MGM are not the same as those he fell out with almost 10 years ago. Everybody is a bit older and hopefully wiser, so get over the hurt feelings and move forward with something new in the DLM Universe.
Bryan Fuller will be writing and executive producing (showrunner?) a new one hour drama series ‘Hannibal’.