Six feet under has a reboot in the works on HBO.
According to Variety, the follow-up series is in very early development. There is currently no writer attached and therefore no plot has been decided. It is not yet clear if any of the original cast members will appear in the project.
Original series creator Alan Ball is attached along with executive producers Bob Greenblatt and David Janollari. All we know is that the project is still in the discussion phase and may or may not have the green light. The original series finale has remained one of the best show endings of all time, so Ball may not want to interrupt that legacy.
Six feet under It aired on HBO from 2001 to 2005 for five seasons and 63 episodes. The show followed the lives of the Fisher family and their associates who ran a funeral home in Los Angeles.
The cast included Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodríguez, Mathew St. Patrick, Rachel Griffiths, and Jeremy Sisto. Richard Jenkins appeared on the show as the family patriarch Nate Fisher Sr. primarily in the form of flashbacks. Stars like Justina Machado and Rainn Wilson also got a boost early in their careers on the show.
Six feet under it received 53 Emmy nominations in total in its airtime, securing nine. The show also garnered multiple Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama Series in 2002. Earlier this year, the show celebrated its 20th anniversary, with the cast and creative team gathered for a PaleyFest panel.
Immediately after the success of the show, Ball went on to create the HBO series True Blood as well as Here and now. He was also an executive producer on the HBO film adaptation of Henrietta’s immortal life lacks. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for his work on the Six feet under pilot and also won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for American Beauty.
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