Dallas showrunner Cynthia Cidre has confirmed that the cancelled TNT reboot is being shopped to other cable companies by Warner Bros.
Cidre, who already has a 60-page story bible mapping out the entire fourth season, is confident Dallas will be saved by another cable network (although not Netflix, prohibited by the show’s profitable international deals), and says she, the cast and crew could ready to begin production on Season 4 in as little as five weeks.
Cidre tells Yahoo TV that having a fully developed plan for Season 4, among other factors, gives Dallas a chance of finding a new home:
First of all, let me say that I am not an optimist by nature, but I do actually believe that we have a chance at other networks. I know that Warner Bros. and [head of Warner Bros. Television] Peter Roth in particular, who is our greatest champion, are going to be out there very soon trying to set us up somewhere else. I do have a bible for the next 15 episodes, and I turned in [Episode] 401 two days before we got canceled. The next day, the next writer turned in 402, and another writer turned in 403. It’s not like we’re pitching a blind show to somebody. It’s a show where you know what it’s been like for three years, and now, here, we can tell you what it’s going to be like in the fourth season.
Cidre also confirms that the cast are still contracted for another six weeks, and reveals that she even has a “really fun cliffhanger” in mind for Season 4, which, all being well, would set up a potential fifth season.
With these situations nothing is guaranteed until a deal is signed, but Dallas is certainly fighting for continuation. Stay tuned as we monitor Dallas‘ attempt to rise from the cancellation graveyard…