With the groundswell of support shown for the Kickstarter campaign for the "Veronica Mars" movie, it was only a matter of time before creators of other canceled-too-soon series would make similar moves.
As our own Michael Stevenson speculated when Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas' campaign exceeded its $2 million funding goal in only 10 hours, other series with similar cult followings may have the potential to be revived. Let's see, "Arrested Development" already has a new season and film in the works... what other fanbase is equally ravenous when it comes to their small screen favorites...?
Oh yeah! Joss Whedon's "Firefly!"
However, Whedon addressed the upsurge in fans of the science-fiction series requests for the creator to indulge in his own campaign. "My fourth feeling when I read about [the 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter] was a kind of dread," Whedon told Buzzfeed. "Because I realized the only thing that would be on everybody's mind right now."
The creator insists that his reasoning behind holding off on pursuing the opportunity is directly related to his extremely full plate. "I've said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these guys, and that remains the case. It also remains the case that I'm booked up by Marvel for the next three years, and that I haven't even been able to get Dr Horrible 2 off the ground because of that," he said. "So I don't even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won't. Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]'s no longer Castle and I'm no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then."
Additionally, the writer/director feels that the story of a fan-produced project would only add to the stress of creating something great so as not to disappoint his 'investors'. "And of course, there's the other fear: What if it's not that good? I can do something that's not that good - that's fine. But if I do that and it's not that good, I'm going to feel really stupid."
What other series could you see being brought back to life?