Rumors of a Six Feet Under reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (December 15) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2018.
UPDATE 16/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 16 years since Six Feet Under first aired?! (16 years, 6 months, 14 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Six Feet Under end?
When Six Feet Under came to an end after 5 years in August 2005, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Ruth Fisher (Frances Conroy), Claire Fisher (Lauren Ambrose), David Fisher (Michael C. Hall) and Nate Fisher (Peter Krause). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Six Feet Under reunion disappoint people?
Six Feet Under aired from 2001-2005 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Conroy said she's not sure if Six Feet Under would work today. “I don't want to see old Ruth Fisher,” she told a journalist (Conroy turned 64 in November). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Six Feet Under movie?
In a recent interview, Kathy Bates (who played Bettina) said she can't imagine a Six Feet Under reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Sprague Grayden (who played Anita Miller between 2004 and 2005) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Six Feet Under movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Six Feet Under film, Ben Foster stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Six Feet Under reboot?
Recasting Six Feet Under for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Six Feet Under reunion, a Six Feet Under movie, or a Six Feet Under reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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