Cut off before its prime, Pushing Daisies was one of Bryan Fuller’s most whimsical creations but also, I think, one of the most characteristic. It told the tale of a cursed pie maker able to resurrect the dead, at least temporarily, with a touch. As he learned the hard way, a second touch would kill the resurrected individual permanently.
I’d like to think Daisies would have really bloomed if left to grow a little longer but sadly, it was not to be. Fuller has since won critical plaudits for Hannibal, widespread indifference for his Munsters do-over, Mockingbird Lane – which I rather liked, I won’t lie – and is currently working on High Moon for Syfy. Still, though, the Daisies keep pushing up and Broadway World say that Fuller has been talking about a new way of resurrecting the show.
I’ve had conversations very recently with Barry Sonnenfeld about financing a film, and with Kristin Chenoweth and Warner Brothers about developing a stage musical.
I guess either could happen but it would seem more likely that WB could finance a musical than Sonnenfeld a film. Still, either would be good.
Fuller has also been working on a Pushing Daisies comic book too but I have completely lost track of what was going on there and I think we might be waiting some time for further developments on that front. What a shame.