After a five month hiatus, Pushing Daisies returns tonight with the first of three unaired episodes. ABC of course cancelled the show months ago due to low ratings.
Though the final episode (airing in the U.S. on June 13th) was initially a cliffhanger, series creator Bryan Fuller went back and reedited the final few moments. They’re now a flash-forward to give viewers a sense of closure to the show.
But, the story of the piemaker and his friends isn’t over just yet. While the TV show has ended, Fuller is hard at work on a 12 issue series of Pushing Daisies comic books for DC Comics. The printed stories will, in part, fill in the time gap between most the last episode and the brief flash-forward. They’ll also take us in a whole new direction.
Fuller recently teased EOnline, “I think the comic book is great, because it has all the characters in it, and it starts a new story. It’s basically Chuck, Ned, Emerson and Olive versus 1,000 corpses, so it becomes a zombie movie, but the zombies are articulate and smart and can do things that no other zombies can do. The Pie-Maker versus 1,000 corpses.”
If that goes well, Fuller hopes there will be more. He said, “I literally just finished outlining the 12-episode arc, which has an ending that propels us into another big story, so it’s kind of blackmailing [DC] into ordering more comics, but we’ll see if that’ll happen. We were unable to blackmail ABC, and we had to go back and redo our [television] ending, so it’s more satisfying for the fans.”
No word on when the comics will be released but there’s also the season two DVDs to look forward to. The set is scheduled to be released on July 21st and will include lots of featurettes and other tasty tidbits.
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