October 22, 2014 at 12:07 pm #337822
We’ve already got a thread for this here:
But I am not sure of how this is going to be. I was really looking forward to it when Hoffman was involved, but after he died, I thought they would just let it go. But Coogan is a good choice overall.October 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm #337823
Oh ok, I was looking for one in the Search bar but nothing came up. I guess becuase Happyish was not in the title. Should we keep this one open since it is titled Happyish or just continue on the other thread?October 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm #337824
Eh, I’d say let’s keep it here. I looked at the old thread now, and it became sort-of a memorial to Hoffman with everyone saying it shouldn’t go forward anymore, so I guess we should give the show a new thread to go with the fresh start.
I think we should also note how the PSH pilot was directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole) but now he isn’t returning apparently, so Ken Kwapis is stepping in to direct the pilot.
October 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm #337825
They are set to start filming in December in NYC so they should be getting a whole team soon. I wonder if they are going to use this as a replacement for Californication for their April shows with Nurse Jackie. Then that will mean Coogan could be in this year’s Emmy raceOctober 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm #337826
Just to note: they only picked up a new PILOT. There is no guarantee this will go to series again.October 22, 2014 at 5:42 pm #337827
Thank god Showtimes is getting a new comedy with Nurse Jackie ending soon they really need some more Comedies for the Emmys instead of Don Cheadle for the unbelievable bad House of LiesOctober 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm #337828
I think this project should have ended when Hoffman’s involvement did. It’ll be tough shoes for Steve Coogan to fill and not picturing Hoffman instead.October 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm #337829
But we never actually saw Hoffman do this. I don’t think a project should suffer after a death of a potential cast member. That new HBO mini series coming soon was Gandolfini’s project but they are still doing it. It would be different if it had already shown a few episodesOctober 22, 2014 at 8:39 pm #337830
No, we didn’t get to see Hoffman in the role, but we’ll always wonder what he could have been in the role and sadly didn’t get the chance to perform. I’m fully aware that no episodes were actually made to make the comparison. I don’t think that the Gandolfini project should go on either by HBO.October 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm #337831
I don’t think the creators of the show that put their time and love into a project should scrap it due to a death. That’s unfair to them.October 23, 2014 at 3:24 am #337832
Its different though – this was designed as a vehicle for Hoffman. Its not like Modern Family where there were casting sessions or auditions – the role was written for Hoffman. I think they tried to develop a show with PSH and it was excellent, then he died and they realized it was too excellent to just throw away, so they revived it. It doesn’t make it any less weird, but it makes sense.October 23, 2014 at 3:42 am #337833
The Hoffman comparisons will be there at the beginning, but if the show and Coogan are good they’ll dissipate quickly.
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