"Leverage" could return as a movie, says Dean Devlin

The cast of Leverage

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,”

Would you like to see “Leverage” return as a feature film?

- Leverage
- Dean Devlin

Written by: harrisr
Jan 12th, 2013, 5:23 am


Message Posted On Nov 24th, 2013, 12:08 am
they need to hop on hulu or netflix for a new season

Message Posted On Feb 11th, 2013, 10:34 am
I am an absolute diehard fan of Leverage and wouldnt miss a leverage movie for the world!! TNT you guys screwed up!
went it

Message Posted On Feb 7th, 2013, 10:56 am
i want my leverage back it is my number one show come fans lets do something so we can get our show back shame on you tnt for takeing our show off the air let fine anetwork for leverage

Message Posted On Jan 23rd, 2013, 2:57 pm
I would be thrilled to see Leverage return to either the big screen or the small. I hope the unifying of the fans and the sound of our voice can raise the attention of either a network or studio as to the size of the fan base.
Teresa Billings

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 8:46 pm
Waiting with bated breath for Leverage to return to our lives in some form or fashion. Movies would be great, with the emphasis on more than one. Dean Devlin says he has a lot more stories to tell so maybe he can share them all with us.

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 4:37 pm
Be it a feature film, TV movie or a new home/network for my favorite series - I'll be there! I miss this part of my family!!
Faye Constantino

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 3:41 pm
Thank you for writing about Leverage! We all want our show back and are hoping to create enough of a stir to help give Dean Devlin the Leverage he needs to seal a deal!

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 12:49 pm
Would so much love to see LEVERAGE come back. Doesn't matter which way. Already suffering withdrawls and don't know how to explain all that to my children.

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 11:01 am
Yes!! MORE LEVERAGE!! Love the team and miss them terribly. I hope another network recognizes the LOYALTY that comes with Leverage and picks it up.

Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 8:51 am
I will take my Leverage anyway I can get it. If it's just a one shot as a movie or if someone picks it up for a weekly series, I will watch it either way.
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