pushing daisies bryan fuller film musical revival abc A 'Pushing Daisies' musical? Bryan Fuller hints that a play or film is coming

“Pushing Daisies” met an early death almost five years ago. Isn’t it time for a magical revival? Ned’s touch might still work, since show creator Bryan Fuller is hinting that either a film or a theater musical is in its early stages.

Canceled after two seasons in 2009, “Pushing Daisies” was critically acclaimed — the show received 17 Emmy nominations (and won 7 of them) — but unfortunately a little too odd for mainstream success. A movie or a stage musical might just be a better fit for this particular brand of candy-colored oddness.

“I’ve had conversations very recently with Barry Sonnenfeld about financing a film, and with Kristin Chenoweth and Warner Brothers about developing a stage musical,” Fuller teased in an interview.

This isn’t a new idea for Fuller, who has been casually dropping hints about a return for “Pushing Daisies” since 2012. “We’re working on something that is definitely a ‘Pushing Daisies’ revival,” the “Hannibal” creator told TVLine at the time. “And the idea would be to have as many cast [members] as we can to participate in it.”

Could the sugar-coated romance and mystery return to Coeur de Coeur? Will Ned the pie-maker and a girl called Chuck ever find a way to touch without it ending in death?

Let’s hope so.

Posted by:Laurel Brown