Comedy-Drama Pushing Daisies Could Be Returning
Created by: Bryan Fuller
Cast: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth
Current number of series: 2
For those who have never seen or even heard of Pushing Daisies, it was an American ‘forensic fairy tale’ and followed the story of Ned (played by Lee Pace) and Chuck (played by Anna Friel).
Ned is a pie-maker who has the ability to bring dead things back to life with just one touch, an ability that comes with consequences.
This fantasy comedy-drama was known for is unusual visual style, eccentric and quirky characters and fast-paced dialogue, often using wordplay, metaphor and double entendre.
The critically acclaimed series received numerous awards and received 17 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, with seven wins.
It then came as a shock when the series would not continue and saddened audiences across the globe.
The finale of the superb series left viewers asking ‘what will happen next?’ with Chuck revealing that she is alive to her aunties.
The overall ending did tie up corresponding storylines with Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) meeting his long lost daughter and Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth) finding love and opening her own restaurant, but something was still missing.
Despite Chuck revealing herself to her aunties there were still questions to be answered such as ‘Will Ned and Chuck ever be able to physically touch?’, ‘How will her aunties cope with her being alive?’, ‘Will Ned figure out how to control his ability?’
It does seem like creator Bryan Fuller knew what he was doing by leaving the series with a potential for more to happen.
With a brilliant cast including Chi McBride, Kristin Chenoweth, Ellen Greene and Swoosie Kurtz (plus narrated by Jim Dale) it was no surprise it was included in TV Guides list of 60 shows that were ‘Canceled Too Soon’For Pushing Daisies fans, who I can imagine have been eagerly keeping their fingers crossed for a new season, may get their wish granted.
Creator Bryan Fuller revealed in February 2014 of a potential reviving of the series as a film or a musical starring the magnificent Chenoweth.
Will we soon see Pushing Daisies ‘brought back from the dead’ or it is only a dream that we are clutching on to?