There is potential good news for fans of the Terriers TV show, which was cancelled after one season of 13 episodes on FX. There was some serious talk at the ATX Television Festival this weekend about making a sequel movie. Deadline reports creator and EP Ted Griffin said, “We may have investigated [a reboot],” during a “Canceled Too Soon” Terriers panel. “I think we would like to make a movie. And I think we have the idea sort of what we’d want to do, we just need to clear it with Fox [21 Television Studios].”
Executive producer Shawn Ryan added, “There’s a couple of things we’d have to clear. Fox has the rights. This is the kind of show where I feel like if Donal and Mikey were up to it and Ted had the story he wanted to tell this is the world we would definitely revisit, given the opportunity.” Terriers starred Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James, with Laura Allen, Kimberly Quinn, Jamie Denbo, and Rockmond Dunbar.
A comedy-drama, Terriers revolves around Hank Dolworth (Logue) and Britt Pollack (Raymond-James) — best friends who never grew up. An ex-cop and recovering alcoholic, Hank has questionable ethics. Easy-going, hard-drinking Britt has a history of breaking and entering. Together, they run an unlicensed private investigation agency.
The writers joked about the creative process behind the series. “Writing felt like throwing sh** up against the wall sometimes,” executive producer Tim Minear said. Deadpanned Griffin, “Rian Johnson got Star Wars because of the show,” referring to helmer Johnson, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII, who directed one episode of Terriers.
The decision to cancel Terriers was so hard for FX brass, CEO John Landgraf got on the phone to discuss it — a rarity in television.
Today, Ryan offered his own explanation why Terriers couldn’t connect with viewers six years ago.
“I’d like to think we were just a couple of years ahead of our time,” he said, noting that he continues to hear people talk about the show and gets questions about the characters’ fates all the time.
Terriers EP Tim Minear wrote and executive produced Joss Whedon’s Angel TV series. Minear is frequently mis-credited as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer, although he never wrote an episode of the parent-series. His Twitter handle is “CancelledAgain.” This is an homage to the short-lived series he has worked on, including Firefly, Drive, Wonderfalls, The Inside, and Dollhouse.
Check out these photos of “Canceled too Soon” Terriers panel. Michael Raymond-James participated via Skype.
Via Skype @MRaymondJames joins partner in crime @donallogue, @sepinwall, & the creators to talk #Terriers #ATXTVs5 pic.twitter.com/kUmFU6ostZ
— ATX TV Festival (@ATXFestival) June 12, 2016
From the #Terriers reunion panel at @atxfestival! #atxtvs5 #donallogue #michaelraymondjames #tv pic.twitter.com/B30hoaDvrT
— Melissa Girimonte (@thetelevixen) June 12, 2016
There is an insane amount of love and respect for #Terriers. Writers and stars stress how special the show was. pic.twitter.com/9RFYII7ICb
— Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit) June 12, 2016
Second coffee refill of the panel. MRJ Skyping into this was the best idea. #Terriers #atxtvs5 pic.twitter.com/jAY97jLr6q
— Melissa Mann (@PhantomRat) June 12, 2016
The first and only season of Terriers is currently available to stream on Netflix.
What do you think? Have you watched the first season of the Terriers TV series? Would you watch a Terriers sequel movie? Tell us.
Best show ever that nobody watched. Would love to have more in any form. Movie or series revival, I’m there.
Absolutely loved the show! Want more!
Loved the show it would be fantastic if it were to be brought back, it’s witty and clever.There are so many directions this show could go, the characters are loveable and I would love to have more of their crazy and in some cases unethical ways to solve/help others in times of need , not to mention their own rermoils and problems.
Just watched it start to finish all 13 episodes show is awesome he’s not good TV shows like that around much I would definitely want anything connected with it Mark.
Absolutely it is a great show and I discovered it on netflix!
You left out the part where Ted Griffin asked each member of the ATX audience to pay $100,000 to help fund a Terriers movie.