Following its cancelation in 2009, there is still hope for ‘Pushing Daisies” return. Let’s learn more about the ongoing discussions and potential for a season 3 reboot, particularly focusing on Lee Pace’s possible return to the beloved series.
Why Did ‘Pushing Daisies’ Abruptly End?
‘Pushing Daisies‘ won several Emmys, including awards for its direction and supporting acting. Despite its success and a dedicated fanbase, the show was canceled after two seasons. Factors contributing to its premature conclusion included marketing challenges and the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike. Besides, there were also creative differences with ABC, particularly about content and script lengths.
Efforts Toward a Revival
Since its cancellation, there have been multiple discussions about continuing ‘Pushing Daisies’ in various formats. Fuller mentioned potential comic book adaptations and a mini-series on Starz, akin to what was done with ‘Torchwood.’ In 2012, the possibility of a Broadway musical, potentially starring Kristin Chenoweth, was also floated. However, these projects have faced hurdles, including financial constraints and licensing issues, preventing them from becoming a reality.
Lee Pace is Open to Revival
In a 2019 interview with BuzzFeed News, Lee Pace, who portrayed the pie-maker Ned with the ability to resurrect the dead, expressed his enthusiasm for reuniting the ‘Pushing Daisies’ cast. He revealed that conversations with Bryan Fuller, the show’s creator, often touched on the possibility of reviving the series:
“Whenever I get together with Bryan Fuller, we kind of talk about how great it would be to get the gang back together. It’d be so much fun.”
Despite busy schedules, Pace indicated that he and his co-stars would be eager to participate in a reboot.
Will ‘Pushing Daisies’ Return to the Screens?
The possibility of a ‘Pushing Daisies’ reboot, including a potential third season, remains unknown since there aren’t any official updates yet. With Lee Pace and other cast members open to a return, the idea continues to hold promise. However, plans for a revival have yet to be announced.