Someone sent us to a story about Pushing Daisies showrunner Brian Fuller revealing his plans, should the show be canceled:
“The idea would be to finish out the season’s story arcs in comic books” if the on-the-bubble hour isn’t picked up, Fuller told a full house at the Paley Center for Media on Tuesday night. He said he hoped his writing staff, most of whom were present for the “Inside the Writers’ Room” panel, would be part of the project “to satisfy the fans and ourselves, to finish up the stories we’d love to tell.” Warner Bros. Television, which produces the series, is a corporate sibling to DC Comics, which would be the likely publisher, Fuller said. (He also mentioned Wildstorm as a possibility.)
Clearly, Buffy and Angel have set the standard here. Daisies is a WB show and WB owns DC, so it’s not such a farfetched idea, merely another element in the continuing intimate relationship between comics and other branches of entertainment.
However, not everyone is jumping for joy:
The other problem I have is the seeming attitude of if it fails as a television show, there’s always comics to fall back on. When did comics become television’s backup? There have always been adaptations of television shows but when did it become “if my show is cancelled, I’ll go to comics?” There are plenty of comics out there more interesting than a failed TV show. If Fuller does this, just remember that comics will now become the consolation prize to failed television writers (henceforth called “The Loeb Factor) and we’ll be around for them until the next great television show pops up on their radar and they run back to ABC or NBC or CBS.