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Ted Danson Says Deal For 90-Minute 'Bored To Death' Movie Nearly Signed, Reveals Plot Details

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 2, 2012 at 11:40AM

As great as HBO generally is, even they are prone to boneheaded moves, and when they decided to cancel the wickedly funny and charming "Bored to Death" after its third season, we were heartbroken. A faint glimmer of hope appeared over the summer when Ted Danson revealed that there was movement brewing for a potential 90-minute movie. And now, according to the actor, things are definitely closer to coming together.
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Bored To Death

As great as HBO generally is, even they are prone to boneheaded moves, and when they decided to cancel the wickedly funny and charming "Bored to Death" after its third season, we were heartbroken. A faint glimmer of hope appeared over the summer when Ted Danson revealed that there was movement brewing for a potential 90-minute movie. And now, according to the actor, things are definitely closer to coming together.

“The deal is about to be signed. [Creator Jonathan Ames] is writing it as we speak. I’m very excited,” he said at 5th annual GQ Gentleman’s Ball (via Wall Street Journal). Right on. For those of you playing catch-up, "Bored to Death" aired for three seasons on HBO, and chronicled the adventures of Jonathan Ames (yes, the creator's namesake, played by Jason Schwartzman), a writer who moonlights as a private detective to get inspiration for his stories. Of course, this leads him into all kinds of trouble that usually involve roping in his friends George (Danson), the pot smoking, adventurous editor of New York magazine and Ray (Zach Galifianakis), a neurotic cartoonist. The trio of leads were incredibly good together, and the show was absolutely witty, coasting on a kind of slacker intellectual energy.

Of course, fans want to know where the characters are now, and Danson offers a window of where the movie will take them. “I think Jason becomes a policeman, which means, for him, a traffic cop,” Danson said. “He’ll have a traffic-cop go-kart kind of thing. And I think Ray and I move in together, both of us without relationships. And then: hijinks. All hell breaks loose. That’s about as much as I know.”

That sounds perfectly fine by us. Of course, HBO is taking the "no comment" route at the moment, but here's hoping that "Bored to Death" gets one more victory lap. Until then, do yourself a favor and catch up with it on DVD. 

This article is related to: Ted Danson, Bored To Death, Television, TV News


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