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Forever creator delivers the bad news to fans

Creator says US producers "haven’t been able to find a new home for Forever."

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There was once a time when the word “Axed” was final, but increasingly these days it is now becoming the first of two stages: axed by the network then offered to streaming players such as Netflix or Amazon for a potential lifeline.

Forever‘s Dr. Henry Morgan is in the latter news cycle, but the outlook is bleak.

The series was cancelled by ABC after one season in May, and now creator Matt Miller has posted a message for fans:

This is a hard message to write but I’m sorry to report that despite Warner Bros. best efforts they haven’t been able to find a new home for Forever. That doesn’t mean they won’t keep trying, but I wanted to give you all the real, although disheartening, news.

I’ve been hesitant to reach out because I (like you) didn’t want to believe that this was really the end. We had so much story left to tell, questions unanswered; romances unfulfilled; characters to introduce… But I suppose I was asking for trouble when I named the show Forever. We all knew this day would come, but when you’re writing a character with 200 years of backstory, 22 episodes doesn’t seem like enough.

That said, we are all super proud of the show we made. It was a charmed experience making this show and I’m grateful to everyone involved and that includes YOU. Especially you.

When the show was first canceled the outpouring of support was truly touching and I assumed would dissipate after a day or two. But something incredible happened. You guys grew! The longer we were off the air the more passionate you became. And perhaps most impressively, you always remained positive. A snark-less and cynicism-free international fan base? Perhaps our greatest achievement to date.

So, that’s where we stand. Wish I had better news. But if we’ve learned nothing else from Dr. Henry Morgan, it’s that it’s a long life. And who knows? Maybe some cable channel or streaming service will come to the obvious conclusion we all have… there’s a great cast and crew out there ready to get back to work. Hey, a 200-year-old immortal washed up naked on the shores of Manhattan. Stranger s—t has happened.

Matt

8 Responses

  1. I find this line curious “despite Warner Bros. best efforts they haven’t been able to find a new home for Forever’. Why not put it onto a owned and operate Time Warner channel. HBO, TBS, TNT etc. I sure with a few scheduling changes, they could fit it in.

  2. I really enjoyed Forever, especially when Young Judd Hirsh was played by David Krumholtz, who was Hirsh’s son in Numb3rs: another show I enjoyed. Bah humbug, maybe someone will pick it up, it was just getting interesting. I think they had a kind of ending, so I can go on without it.

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