HBO is now in the early phases of developing a sequel to the 2001-05 series ‘Six Feet Under.’
According to The Hollywood Reporter, no writer has been assigned to the project yet, and it’s unknown whether the proposed series would be a straight sequel, a remake, or something else else.
According to sources, the project is not on a fast track and may not proceed. Executive producers include Alan Ball, Bob Greenblatt, and David Janollari, who created the series.
The first season of ‘Six Feet Under’ aired in June 2001 and lasted five seasons. Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, and Freddy Rodriguez starred in the darkly humorous drama, which featured a family who managed a Los Angeles funeral house.
Over the course of its existence, the show earned nine Emmys and was nominated three times for Outstanding Drama Series.
It also contained one of the most lauded and definitive series finales of the twentieth century, with flash-forward scenes depicting snippets of each surviving character’s life up until their death.
The second series of Ball’s that HBO is reviewing might be a possible ‘Six Feet Under’ follow-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network was exploring a ‘True Blood’ relaunch a year ago, with Riverdale’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Jami O’Brien slated to create a pilot screenplay.