E! Online reports that cancelled ABC drama PUSHING DAISIES will live on as a comic.
Show creator Bryan Fuller told them exclusively, "We got a 12-issue order for a comic book for DC Comics. I think the comic book is great, because it has all the characters in it, and it starts a new story. It's basically Chuck, Ned, Emerson and Olive versus 1,000 corpses, so it becomes a zombie movie, but the zombies are articulate and smart and can do things that no other zombies can do. The Pie-Maker versus 1,000 corpses."
Bryan, speaking at the Paley Fest celebration of the show's final episodes, said the goal originally was to bring back the story to the big screen. "It's the movie idea that I wasn't sure we'd get to do. [The plot] is not really so much the back nine as it would've been on the television show, it's a whole new story that wraps everything up in a different context."
Bryan thinks the first 12 issues might not be the end, either. "I literally just finished outlining the 12-episode arc, which has an ending that propels us into another big story, so it's kind of blackmailing them into ordering more comics, but we'll see if that'll happen. We were unable to blackmail ABC, and we had to go back and redo our [television] ending, so it's more satisfying for the fans," he added.
PUSHING DAISIES wraps up on ABC beginning on May 30 with the first of three episodes.
-- By News Editor Annemarie Moody