When TNT cancelled the Dean Devlin produced drama “Leverage”, many of the show’s fans were upset, feeling that the show could have gone on successfully much longer. Well, Dean Devlin has come forward to say that this may not be the end for “Leverage”, and that a film project could be a possibility in the future.
Devlin spoke to Deadline yesterday about his ideas for moving forward with the project. “We’re going to try to shop it around now and see if there is any other interest elsewhere,” he said. “That elsewhere could include a feature film version of the drama. That would be fun to do. That’s definitely a possibility.”
Two weeks before the cancellation of “Leverage” Devlin had posted on a fan site that he and co-creator John Rogers were wrapping up story lines on the fifth season in anticipation that there may not be a season six. This did not sit well with either Devlin or the shows fan base. “I have a giant pile of stories we still wanted to tell. Creatively the show was far from exhausted.” Devlin says. “One of the great things about this show is that it was produced independently so we can control its destiny to some degree. So, if we don’t survive as a TV series, who knows? We’ve already started a series of books so maybe there’s a movie down the line. Maybe an Internet series, comic books, I don’t know. We’re wide open to all ideas,”
“Look, it’s a long shot,” Devlin added “but we have a lot of love for the show and the fans have been tremendously supportive. If we can find a way for it to continue we’ll pursue,”
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