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'Pushing Daisies' may get Broadway adaptation, says creator Bryan Fuller

By Daniel S Levine,

Bryan Fuller, the creator of Pushing Daisies, said that his beloved, short-lived ABC series might just be getting a second life, just like Anna Friel’s character in the show. However, it won’t get another season. Instead, Fuller is looking at a Broadway show.

Fuller recently spoke with E! News, confirming that he and director Barry Sonnenfeld are talking with Warner Bros. about either making a movie or a Broadway show. Since star Kristin Chenoweth is already Broadway royalty, that might be the best route.

"I would love to do a musical and make it all about Kristin Chenoweth and her character, Olive Snook,” Fuller, who now works on NBC’s Hannibal, told E!. “I think it would be incredible!”

Fuller admitted that he’s jealous that Rob Thomas got to do a Veronica Mars movie and hopes that he’ll get that opportunity for Pushing Daisies.

“I would love to do a musical, and I also would love to do a movie [as opposed to a Netflix run], because you have higher impact and it also has an iconography,” Fuller said.

Pushing Daisies starred Lee Pace as Ned, who could bring people back to life briefly, a talent he used to solve crimes with Emerson (Chi McBride). Friel, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for the show, played Chuck, Ned’s childhood friend who had also been brought back to life.

Hannibal is back on Feb. 28 on NBC.

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