HBO’s comedy series Bored to Death may be getting turned into a feature film.
According to Deadline, HBO Films has a Bored to Death theatrical film in development. The series, which ran for 24 episodes over three seasons, became a cult hit, but never really saw mainstream success. The series starred Jason Schwartzman as Jonathan Ames, a Brooklyn-based author turned private detective, Zach Galifianakis as Ray Hueston, a comic book artist, and Ted Danson as George Christopher, editor of the fictitious Edition magazine.
The film will feature the same characters, and Schwartzman, Galifianakis, and Danson have all expressed their interest in reprising their roles. However, the film is in very early stages, so there are no deals in place to bring them back just yet.
Bored to Death was created by author Jonathan Ames, who will executive produce the film with Sarah Condon and Stephanie Davis, both of whom executive produced a number of episodes for the series. The show premiered on September 29, 2009 and was canceled on December 20, 2011.
Rumors that the series could be revived as a movie began last year. At the Monte Carlo Television Festival, Danson told a French journalist that there was a good chance a 90-minute movie would be developed. It wasn’t the first time the network had considered bringing a series back in film form, as there were also talks to bring back Deadwood and Carnivale.
For now, there is no timetable set for when the Bored to Death film will be released.
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