On the heels of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter movie success, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles creator Josh Friedman has moved to quash hopes of the cancelled Fox sci-fi serial following a similar path.
In response to fan questions about a potential T:TSCC Kickstarter-fueled continuation, Freidman tweeted:
All u asking about a T:TSCC kickstarter…rights situation, budget necessities, motivation of corporate entities make it HIGHLY unlikely.
Appreciate the emails/tweets, etc. But VM a very different deal. Again, thx for loving the show. But I think what u got is what you got. #31
Friedman recently opened up on where he felt the show fell short on network television:
I think network shows work best when the concept is clean and clear. And if its complicated conceptually it needs to be simple in execution.
TSCC was a complicated world writ in a complicated way. That’s not a good recipe for most folk.
SF/fantasy isn’t easy on network. World building, mythology, still a tough sell. Truth be told, TSCC wasnt the most commercial show.
A lot of TSCC fans like to tweet me their anger at Fox 4 canceling show. I’ve always said–they made a perfectly reasonable biz decision.
Terminator fans didn’t want to watch a drama, and drama fans didn’t want to watch a Terminator show. Difficult show to market, explain.
That’s now Firefly and T:TSCC effectively ruled out of a crowdfunded campaign. It wouldn’t work for every seriable. Next?