Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dead Like Movie

For those of you who were fans of the now cult hit television show "Dead Like Me", you better get ready because the reapers are coming back in the form of a straight to DVD movie.

For those who weren't viewers of the show, Dead Like Me revolved around 18 year old Georgia (George) Lass (played by Ellen Muth) who was snuffed out by a flaming toilet seat that fell from the Mir Space station, blowing her to smithereens. Her soul was then reborn to join the ranks of the undead as a Grim Reaper. The Reapers, who are led by the very Zen-like Rube (played brilliantly by Mandy Patinkin) must pop the souls out of the living before they die, so the victims bodies don't feel anything when they meet their end, and then escort them to their afterlife.
Clockwise from top: Jasmine Guy (Roxy), Laura Harris (Daisy) Mandy Patinkin (Rube), Ellen Muth (George), and Callum Blue (Mason).

The show was cancelled after two seasons, but many online petitions have been signed by die hard fans of the show to bring it back to television. At one time it was a consideration, however Mandy Patinkin was already signed on to another television series by the time serious talks came around so the idea was scrapped. Now, the show will be continuing in a 2 hour straight to DVD movie version.

There are a few exceptions however. Most of the original cast will be reprising their roles, with the (rumoured) exceptions of Patinkin, and Laura Harris who played Daisy. According to what I've read, the Reapers will be lead by a new head Reaper named Calvin Kane, and the role of Daisy Adair will be filled by a new actress.

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