It’s nice to live in a world where your favorite cancelled-too-soon television show has the chance of a second life, in one capacity or another. Arrested Development? Check. Party Down? Check. And now we can add Bored to Death to our list. Sorry, Freaks and Geeks, and My So-Called Life, you peaked too early.
Series creator Jonathan Ames will write and executive produce the feature-length film with HBO for a potential theatrical release, and that stars Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson are expected to return to reprise their roles. We don’t know much at this early stage - only that the “slapstick adventure” will have “Jonathan, Ray, and George reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail at love.” Deadline first reported the news; HBO declined to comment, but confirmed the report to EW.
The critically acclaimed half-hour HBO series was cancelled after three seasons due to dwindling viewership. In October, Danson made an unofficial announcement at the GQ Gentleman’s Ball, confirming that the movie was in the works, and speculating that Schwartzman’s character “becomes a policeman, which means, for him, a traffic cop. He’ll have a traffic-cop go-kart kind of thing. And I think Ray [Zach Galifianakis] and I move in together, both of us without relationships. And then: hijinks. All hell breaks loose. That’s about as much as I know.”
Whether Danson was teasing or not, all we know is we can’t wait to see more of our favorite amateur detective.