The American series “Six Feet Under”, which aired between 2001 and 2005, is considered one of the best series of all time. Good news for the show’s aficionados: a sequel could well arrive on the small screen!
Six Feet Under : death suits them
For the record, Alan Ball (True Blood, Banshee), the creator of Six Feet Under, thought the latter after the death of her own sister: the author-director has therefore chosen to speak of a very specific theme and field! Winning bet, since the series has undoubtedly won over viewers like the critics in their day because of its atypical pitch to say the least. Thus, the program opened up to the members of the Fisher family, who saw their existence shifted to the – accidental – death of the Patriarch. His two sons were therefore to take over and manage the funeral director of the last.
Proof of the program’s immediate success: its renewal for a second season directly after the broadcast of the first episode from the Serie ! Rarely enough to be noticed, the pilot’s audiences of Six Feet Under obviously pleased HBO, which immediately ordered a new burst of episodes.
For the record, Alan Ball filmed the first episode of the show in a record time. The latter thus had only thirteen days to complete the filming of his pilot … even though he had never been behind the camera until then! The creator readily admits having undergone phenomenal stress during these two weeks of rush. the show was also able to boast of a five-star cast! James Cromwell (Succession), Peter Krause (The Catch), Frances Conroy (Joker), Lauren Ambrose (Servant), Freddy Rodriguez (Ugly betty) or Mathew St. Patrick (NCIS: Los Angeles) thus embodied the main people of the series. Michael C. Hall, unforgettable as Dexter, plays alongside Krause the lead role of Six Feet Under. Alan Ball’s series is none other than his very first appearance on the screen !
Six Feet Under : we put the table back?
In recent times, it is very fashionable to design programs gravitating in the universe of shows existing. We can cite the reboot of Gossip Girl, the recent alternate ending of Dexter or the upcoming sitcom How I Met Your Father ! Six Feet Under having been a great success in its time – the series won no less than nine Emmys -, it is therefore normal that HBO wishes to exploit its universe a little further.
According to our colleagues from Hollywood Reporter, a series derived from Six Feet Under would be in the pipes of the prestigious American chain. However, the nature of the latter is not yet clear! If a suite appears to be the preferred option, other options, such as a prequel or downright one remake from the program, are not totally excluded. No screenwriter is currently attached to the project, fans of the mother series will have to take their troubles patiently. Conversely, we know that Alan Ball and the two producers of Six Feet Under will all three stakeholder of show future. For the occasion, they will wear the hat of executive producers of the program.
So, did you expect a return from Six Feet Under on the small screen – and most importantly, what would you like to see in the upcoming series?