Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Creator Bryan Fuller Hints at PUSHING DAISIES Broadway-Bound 'Revival'


According to TV Line, Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller hinted at Comic-Con 2012 that the television show could be gearing up for Broadway.

"We're working on something that is definitely a Pushing Daisies revival, and the idea would be to have as many cast as we can to participate in it," Fuller told TV Line.

Read the original report here.

We can only hope this means Kristin Chenoweth and Ellen Greene might return to the stage as part of the project. Fuller revealed this news during the presentation of his two new NBC shows Mockingbird Lane and Hannibal at Comic-Con in San Diego.

"Pushing Daisies" was created by Fuller (Heroes, Wonderfalls) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black.) It is a critically acclaimed series with an unprecedented blend of romance, fantasy and mystery, Pushing Daisies, a forensic fairytale about Ned, a young man with a very special gift.

As a young boy Ned discovers that he can return the dead briefly to life with just one touch. But his random gift isn't without deadly consequences and as he soon finds out. He discovers the rules of his gift early: First touch - alive; second touch - dead again, forever; Keep something alive for more than a minute and something else has to die in its place.

Grown up Ned (Lee Pace) puts his talent to good use by touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor. He opens a pie shop. But his life as a pie maker gets more complicated when private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) discovers Ned's secret. Emerson convinces the cash-strapped Ned to help him solve murder cases (and collect a hefty reward fee) by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers.

Then Ned is handed the case that changes his life forever. His childhood sweetheart, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles (Anna Friel), is murdered on a cruise ship under strange circumstances. Her death brings him back to his hometown of Coeur d' Coeur to bring Chuck back to life, albeit briefly, and to solve the crime. But once reunited with Chuck, Ned can't bring himself to touch her again.

Chuck becomes the third partner in Ned and Emerson's PI enterprise, but she encourages them to use their skills for good, not just for profit. Ned is overjoyed to be reunited with Chuck, the only girl he's ever loved. Life would be perfect, except for one cruel twist: If Ned ever touches her again, she'll go back to being dead, this time for good.

Pushing Daisies was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards in its first season. Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Ellen Greene, Swoosie Kurtz and Kristin Chenoweth starred in the visually stunning series from Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Tony winner Jim Dale, reader of the Harry Potter series of audio books, is the narrator. In addition to Fuller and Sonnenfeld, Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (Academy Award winning producers of American Beauty) and Peter Ocko (Boston Legal) served as executive producers.

Writer and producer Fuller, who received a 2008 Emmy Award nomination for writing on Pushing Daisies, began his career as a writer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and later went on to write and produce the series Star Trek: Voyager. In addition to Pushing Daisies, he created the critically acclaimed series Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls (with Todd Holland). He also served as writer and co-executive producer on the ratings hit Heroes. His other work includes The Amazing Screw-On Head, and he wrote (the teleplay) and was executive producer for the television film Carrie.


Related Articles

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes & More

More Hot Stories For You