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It’s kind of difficult to get excited over a possible spinoff series for a TV character we haven’t met yet, but the recent news about what may be ahead for Californication does sound interesting, especially as it’s female-focused.
Showtime’s comedy series Californication already features a few notable female characters, but the primary focus of the series is on the life of Hank Moody, a writer, boyfriend (sometimes) and father trying to keep his career afloat and often ending up in bed with some age-inappropriate woman or another. His wife Karen, their daughter Becca, and Hank’s friend Charlie’s ex-wife Marcy are the three primary female characters in the series. But from what EW is reporting, it sounds like writer/executive producer Tom Kapinos is looking to introduce a new woman into the mix, who will not only play a prominent role in the series’ sixth season, but may also be poised to get her own spinoff series.
Her name is Faith, she’s in her mid-to-late 20’s, and she’s described as “what happens when an innocent young Catholic school girl is exposed to the evils of rock and roll and falls heads over heels in love with the music and the men who make it.” The site elaborates on that by saying that she’s something of a muse to certain elite artists. She likes sex, drugs and rock & roll, but is also religious. She’ll appear in nine episodes next season, which is set to air in 2013.
As EW notes, it’s too early for any assurance that a Faith-based spinoff will happen. Not only will they need to find the right woman for the part, but they’ll probably want to make sure that people like her well enough to watch her in her own series.
It sounds like a fun concept though, and while I think Californication has kind of peaked at this point, a spinoff that takes some of the spirit of the show and mixes it with a new premise and a brand new character sounds like something worth pursuing. Seems like that’s a ways off at this point, but it’ll be interesting to see who is cast for the role of Faith between now and next season.