HBO‘s noir comedy series Bored To Death, which ended its three-season run in Nov. 2011, is getting a second act as a potential movie to air on the pay cable network. HBO Films has put in development a Bored To Death film written by the series creator/executive producer, author Jonathan Ames.
While it had a relatively narrow appeal and attracted modest audiences, the Bored To Death series quickly achieved a cult status and developed devoted following by a group of core fans, while also earning largely positive reviews from critics. It also boasted one of the strongest casts assembled on a TV show with three actors who all have carried a theatrical movie: Jason Schwartzman as struggling novelist-turned-amateur sleuth Jonathan Ames, Zach Galifianakis as Jonathan’s comic book artist best friend Ray, and Ted Danson as Jonathan’s womanizing, pot-loving mentor George.
The movie will feature the same characters — Jonathan, Ray, and George — as they reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail-at-love in what is described as a Bored To Death feature-length slapstick adventure. The film is in very early stages, and there are no deals in place with Schwartzman, Galifianakis and Danson, but the actors have expressed their fondness for the show and desire to reprise their roles. Ames executive produces the project with Sarah Condon and Stephanie Davis.