Willow Showrunner Says It’s Not Dead Despite Cancellation
Revival shows are all the rage these days, and it didn’t take long for someone to resurrect Pasture, the cult fantasy from the 80s. The Ron Howard adventure wasn’t a hit when it was released, but it gained traction on home video, making it all the more fitting that it would reappear on the small screen. Unfortunately, like its predecessor, it faced a bleak future: last week it was canceled after just one season. But things don’t die in the world of content, and its showrunner isn’t giving up on it.
Jon Kasdan – who worked with his legendary father Lawrence Solo: A Star Wars Storyand who has credit on the forthcoming fifth Indiana Jones — took to Twitter days after the show was canceled to give his fans some hope. While acknowledging that the show did indeed get the boot, he claims that no one, not even Lucasfilm staff, would say the show only lasted one season.
Kasdan claimed the “less sprightly” version of what went down pasture was that the cast and crew were released from their contracts so they wouldn’t have to wait for another season, which can be a while if it happens at all. He cites at least one cast member, Nellie Andreeva, who plays Mims, who already has one other gig.
Also, as he points out, “streaming show production is slowing down for complicated reasons across the industry.” That’s one reason why pastureKasdan admitted “will not resume filming for the next 12 months.”
Nonetheless, Kasdan is cautiously optimistic Volume II “Three weeks ago,” he wrote, “we got a third season of party down, 13 years after the second season. Between Season 2 and 3 of Atlanta? 4 years. Curb your enthusiasm Seasons 8 and 9 had a 6-year hiatus.”
Disney seems to have interfered a bit with the production pasturebut when or if ever they give the green light Volume II, Kasdan will be ready. A number of scripts are already finished and he even has plans for them Volume III. He promises that the next season will be “all about courage, desire, acceptance, and the comedy and beauty that can be found in even the darkest of places and moments.” So maybe you’re seeing Warwick Davis’ now grizzled titular character.
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