Do you miss the HBO series “Bored to Death?” Feel like three short seasons wasn’t quite enough? Then you’ll be thrilled to hear that Deadline is reporting that HBO is considering making a feature version of the series. As for the rest of you who didn’t watch the series and therefore contributed to its premature cancellation, well, now you either have the chance to find out what you missed or to continue not caring.
For those of you who fall into the “didn’t watch the series” category, here’s a brief summary of the premise: writer Jonathan Ames based the main character on himself, a struggling novelist who tries his hand at being a private eye. Jason Schwartzman played Ames, with Zach Galifianakis as his equally struggling comic book artist friend Ray and Ted Danson as his pot-smoking, swinging, womanizing editor George. The film is being described as a slapstick feature length version of the series where the characters “reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail-at-love.”
All of this is at a very early stage, and there’s no guarantee it will happen. The cast didn’t have a deal to star in any future films, but reportedly all had a great deal of affection for the show and seemed willing to return to the characters. So file this away in the “we’ll see what happens” drawer.