Jason Gann has given an interview to the Hollywood Reporter in which he speaks about limited opportunities in Australia and his future ambitions.
“I’d gone as far as I was going to go in Australia doing the same thing,” Gann says.
“Adam (Zwar) didn’t want to do Wilfred anymore; he said he didn’t want to turn 40 and be talking to a guy in a dog suit.
“Because I played two very identifiable characters in Australia, it was difficult for me to start anything new; I was almost a prisoner to my character,” Gann said. “Having co-created two shows opened a lot of doors for me here.”
He also says he wants to become a showrunner.
“I want to be someone who creates Cheers or M*A*S*H,” he says.
“I want to make a multicamera sitcom … I want to try something that hasn’t been done before, like Married … With Children years ago that burst the bubble of what a multicam sitcom is.”
“I’ve got The Hollywood Reporter’s Chuck Lorre cover story up on my wall,” he added. “I find that inspirational as a series creator. To do what he has done is really what I want to do.”