I adore Pushing Daisies, but news for it doesn’t look good. Like many of the other series cut short by the strike that didn’t return immediately once it was over, ratings are down this year, and it hasn’t been extended past its initial 13-episode commitment.
Now, Scott Cederlund has interesting news: Show creator Bryan Fuller is quoted as saying that if the show gets canceled, he’d want to wrap up the storylines in comics. DC comics, to be precise, since the show is produced by sister company Warner Bros. Television.
But he’s planning further ahead than that. “Fuller then said that doing so would clear the slate for a movie.” And he knows whereof he speaks: He previously created Dead Like Me, which is releasing a Complete Series Giftset in February that contains the two seasons of the show and a new, original to video movie called Life After Death.
Scott isn’t very happy with the news that PD might continue in comics, pointing out that several recent similar efforts (such as Fringe) have been unsuccessful or aborted. Plus, he hates the idea of comics being seen as a fallback. I can’t say I disagree, but I love his idea of a Good Eats comic cookbook.