Jason Gann: “I’d gone as far as I was going to go in Australia”
Wilfred's Jason Gann speaks about limited opportunities in Australia and his future ambitions.
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.”