Last May, NBC cancelled its crime drama Crossing Jordan after six seasons on the air. The last episode was originally planned as a cliffhanger, leaving most of the cast stranded atop a frozen mountain after a plane crash. Once the cancellation news came down from the network, the episode’s ending was changed to conclude the storyline. A rescue team arrives after Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finally admits her love for Woody (Jerry O’Connell). Unfortunately, several long-running series questions were left unanswered. Well, one group of devotees is doing something about it.
An industrious group of Crossing Jordan fans have gotten together to write a “virtual” seventh season. The plan is to release 31 unauthorized episodes that are authored by an experienced team of fan-fiction writers. One new script will be posted each Sunday night at 10pm (the series’ timeslot for much of its run on NBC) with the season concluding on April 27, 2008. Though the episodes aren’t actually filmed, each script does feature photos, music and even a promo for the next episode.
Aside from simply creating new adventures for Jordan and the crew, it’s the writers’ goals to give fans closure and to resolve questions like the identity of Jordan’s mother’s killer and the fate of Jordan and Woody’s new relationship. Unfettered with contracts and actor schedules, the scripts will also feature the return of popular characters like FBI Special Agent Drew Haley, Detective Matt Seely, and Detective Lois Carver (originally played by Chris Noth, David Monahan, and Amy Aquino, respectively).
The first two episodes have already been released. “Hold that Thought” focuses on the morgue team uncovering another terror cell and “1000 Miles Off Course” follows a death in an alley investigation and Garret and Lily (Miguel Ferrer and Kathryn Hahn in the series) confront parenting issues. You can check them out by clicking here. Stay tuned!