7 Shows That Should Follow Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Lead (and 3 That Shouldn't)
TV-related prayers really do get answered, or else God just happens to have great taste in brilliant-but-canceled programming.
Yes indeed, hot on the heels of Arrested Development‘s new life on Netflix — and a Friday Night Lights movie script reportedly in existence – Veronica Mars fans on Wednesday took Kickstarter by storm and pledged the $3 million necessary to start production on a film version of the dearly departed CW series.
With so much good TV mojo in the air, we thought we’d brainstorm a list of seven more shows that could (and should) go the Veronica Mars route — thanks to their cult followings and relatively low budgets — and three that wouldn’t really fit that particular model, mostly because their special-effects and stunt budgets would make the costs unfeasible.
Click through the gallery below, then hit the comments and tell us which TV-show-to-big-screen adaptations you’d support through a grassroots fundraising campaign!
Kickstart YES!: Freaks and Geeks
WHY IT WILL WORK | Back in 2000, Judd Apatow was a relative newbie struggling to keep his series on the air. Now, he's the man. What studio in its right mind would turn him down? The cast members - all of whom have gone on to do great things themselves - have made their passion for a Freaks film public, so getting the McKinley High kids back together should be a cakewalk. (Unlike, say, working up the nerve to ask Cindy Sanders to the homecoming dance.)