That other HBO comedy about well-off white people living in Brooklyn, y’know the one that got canceled, “Bored to Death,” might be resurrected as a movie, according to the ever-reliable Ted Danson. Seriously, I would trust that guy with anything, blackface-related issues excluded.
[Bored to Death], which aired its final episode in November, might have one more outing as a movie. Yesterday at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, Ted Danson told French journalist Pierre Langlas that there was a good chance of a 90-minute movie happening. A rep from HBO tells Vulture that there have “been some conversations” about a BTD movie, but “it’s at a very early stage.” (Via)
Whether the world wants a “Bored to Death” movie is beside the point (I liked the show, but was fine where it ended, with Jonathan making love with his half-sister); the world NEEDS a “Bored to Death” movie, if only to hear what Gene Shalit would say about it. “Bored to Death takes the fun out of funeral. I liked it about as much as a coffin fit. You’re going to need a detective to figure out why this was made into a fatal motion picture attraction.”
And so on.