One of my personal favorite comedy shows from the past decade is the Starz original series Party Down, which starred Adam Scott, Ken Marino, and Lizzie Caplan in its short three season run that ended last year. In the meantime, it has become something of a cult hit, inspiring multiple reunions, from LA’s Silent Movie Theater all-day Party Down marathon, to the jokey reunion on the Adult Swim show Children’s Hospital, where Marino is a series regular.
A few months ago, there was mention of a possible movie to wrap up the story lines from the show’s abrupt ending after getting cancelled upon the completion of season 3. Now Adam Scott, while speaking on the promotional tour for Friends With Kids at Tornoto International Film Festival, has let loose some further details on the purported movie:
From The Playlist:
“We’re like 90% there, we’re hoping to do it maybe next summer, if everyone’s schedules work out and the guys get time to write a script… They have kind of a skeleton of a story worked out so we know where it’s going to go but we just have to kind of cross the t’s and dot the i’s, or something. But Starz are being super cool and they’re going to let us do it, and we’re all excited, we all want to do it.”
There is hope yet for us few fans that followed the show rabidly. One thing to consider, however, is how busy all of these people are, as I mentioned, Marino is on a new show, Scott and Caplan are going to star in the Apatow-produced Bachelorette, and Party Down–alum Martin Starr will be appearing with Caplan in Save the Date, while Scott will play across from Party Down regular Megan Mullaly in the upcoming season of Parks and Recreation, where Scott has become a series regular.
While some other TV show wrap-up movies have failed thusfar to come to fruition (Arrested Development, anyone?) this one seems more likely. First, the budget would likely be lower as the show doesn’t have any major, big-payday stars, and the cast seems to like to stick together over different projects. While a lot of “ifs” remain in the equation, I hope this one comes through next year, it would be a nice treat. What do you think? Never heard of Party Down? Now is the perfect time to check them out on DVD!