If you were upset about the cancellation of Showtime’s strange comedy about the afterlife Dead Like Me, then you’ll be happy to hear this next juicy rumour. For the uninitiated, the show followed the adventures of young Georgia Lass, tragically killed at the young age of 18 by a toilet seat that fell from the sky — what a bum way to kick the bucket (pun intended). From there she was reluctantly recruited to be a grim reaper, where she worked with a team of slackers to ensure that the souls of people who are about to die make it on to the afterlife.
There is now talk of a Dead Like Me movie in the works, with Stephen Herek (Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Rock Star) supposedly on board to direct. The movie is slated to be a direct to DVD affair, but considering that this is where the show seemed to find its audience, I don’t think that will be a problem. No word yet on whether or not the entire original cast will return, or what involvement (if any) series creator Bryan Fuller will have.
And to think, I had the rest of my life to finish watching the remainder of this series… now it looks like I may have to get caught up a lot sooner (not that it’s a bad thing). More on this as it develops.