Remember the short-lived FOX series, Drive? If so, you’re not alone. Southland’s Kevin Alejandro definitely does.
Drive, for those that didn’t see it, revolves around a group of diverse people who are racing to various locales across the country in search of a big cash prize. The cast includes familiar faces like Alejandro, Nathan Fillion, Kristin Lehman, Emma Stone, Rochelle Aytes, Taryn Manning, Melanie Lynskey, Mircea Monroe, Riley Smith, J.D. Pardo, Dylan Baker, Brian Bloom, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Richard Brooks, Michael Hyatt, and Amy Acker.
The series lasted just four episodes before FOX pulled the plug and cancelled it. Episodes five and six were eventually released online and the series creators later gave a few hints about what would have happened if the show hadn’t abruptly ended.
CinemaBlend recently interviewed Alejandro and asked him about the short-lived but cult-favorite show.
CB: Drive is one of those shows that didn’t have an audience, but sure has a passionate following of people who remember it well. It barely got a chance to get started but, it seemed like a show that was different than anything I’ve seen before or since. What was it like being a part of such a strange concept?
KA: It was awesome! It was new and invigorating, and I got to drive around in cool cars, [and] get in crazy situations. You’re right, it was so different and I wish that show [had gotten] a chance to breathe a little more, because that would have been fun to play around with for a while. But I had a great experience with that. I met great people; Nathan [Fillion is] still one of my buddies; [we] still text or talk every now and then. It was a great experience. Man, I would love to do something with all of those guys again.
CB: Maybe they’ll bring it back for a movie. Probably not, but we can always hope.
KA: Probably not, yeah. Put that one to rest, but that was one of the heartbreakers for me, because I thought it was kinda cool, too.
What do you think? Do you remember Drive? Were you upset that the show was cancelled without an ending?