For three seasons a Brooklyn-based writer turned amateur detective-for-hire sleuthed his way through sidesplitting scandals and goofy mysteries on HBO's quirky comedy series Bored to Death. But the noir-inspired fun came to an end in 2011 when HBO pulled the plug, causing fans to lament the loss of one of television's most bizarre but engaging three-way bromances, which had blossomed between Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson. However, there's now a chance that Jonathan Ames—the show's fictional character loosely based on its real-life writer—might rise again! And this time in the movies!
THR reports Ames, the show's creator, is currently drafting a screenplay that would be a continuation of the plot cut short at the end of season three of the series. HBO is at work developing the feature that's logline reads:
"Jonathan, Ray, and George reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail-at-love in a Bored to Death feature-length slapstick adventure."
So, basically it's business as usual for the Bored to Death crew.
It seems safe to assume that Schwartzman, Galifianakis and Danson would return for the film, especially as it was Danson who first leaked that a script was in the works. Since then, he slipped some plot details, revealing that Jonathan (Schwartzman) becomes a police officer—meaning he'd have legit authority in his crime fighting—and that the slovenly comic artist Ray (Galifianakis) and the ever-dapper ladies' man George (Danson) become roommates. Based on this bit of plot alone I'm eagerly anticipating the return of this deeply deranged trio.
There's no word on when the Bored to Death movie might shoot. But in the meantime, audiences can see Schwartzman in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, which opens February 8th in limited release. Then this summer Galifianakis will return with The Hangover Part III. As for Danson, he has nothing currently slated for a 2013 release, but some are still holding out hope for another Three Men and a Baby movie.