Adam Scott Says 'Party Down' Movie Could Be Shooting Next Summer
Sadly, some of the greatest shows are ones that find their audience too little too late. Some include "Arrested Development," "Veronica Mars," both Joss Whedon's "Firefly" and "Dollhouse" and another series among them is the Starz Network's "Party Down", co-created by Paul Rudd and "Mars" creator Rob Thomas and starring Adam Scott, Martin Starr, Jane Lynch, and Lizzy Caplan. Like its fellow doomed series, "Party Down" has been promised to return in film form but just like many of the series in the same boat, has failed to come to fruition. However, Scott says that could actually change next summer. Read on!
In speaking with The Playlist at TIFF - where Scott is for his film Friends with Kids - the actor seemed optimistic about a "Party Down" movie happening as soon as this time next year. Here's what Scott had to say:
"We’re like 90% there, we’re hoping to do it maybe next summer, if everyone’s schedules work out and the guys get time to write a script. They have kind of a skeleton of a story worked out so we know where it’s going to go but we just have to kind of cross the t’s and dot the i’s, or something. But Starz are being super cool and they’re going to let us do it, and we’re all excited, we all want to do it.”
Being a big "Party Down" fan myself, this news obviously excites me though I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much. Have we not learned anything from the longtime back-and-forth of the "Arrested Development" film? Until the camera is rolling and the cast shows up for that first morning of production to once again don those pink bow-ties and take us with them on their adventures of catering weird LA-area functions, then I will be forced to still draw my satisfaction from those two glorious seasons they gave us only to quickly leave us. .
And if you've never seen a single episode out of those two seasons, you're in luck! All twenty of its short-lived 2009-2010 run are currently on Netflix Instant. Good timing too, as the series has seen a bit of a renaissance as of lately, seeing both a full marathon and live reunion at the Alamo Drafthouse in June and a televised one on Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital". Hopefully, with Starz seeing there is an audience of devoted "Party Downers" out there and the show having a bit of a second life, we'll see a "Party Down" movie get down and party after all.