Is The ‘Southland’ Cast Up For A Kickstarter Movie?Posted: June 6, 2013
Southland didn’t get picked up for another season, and that means that Ben McKenzie’s face won’t be on our television now each week. But yes, even more important, one of the best police dramas to ever hit the small screen has now ended. Unless, of course, the cast all get the funds to get a kickstarter reunion going. Come on, fans! McKenzie, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, and C. Howell Thomas are all in if you are.
“I would be onboard, I mean definitely,” King said at the Peabody Awards in New York City on May 20. “I think the reasoning for me is this experience has been like no other. I’ve been an actor for over 25 years and I’ve never had an experience where actors are so equally committed. No one is in this because they are trying to be a star or anything like that. We truly love the work. We truly love the camaraderie that the entire crew has. And we all know that leaving this—we are probably not going to have a work environment like this again.”
“We were talking about even before we were cancelled because the whole Veronica Mars thing happened,” Hatosy added. “If we earned the money, I think we are all on board.” McKenzie had no hesitation either. Laughing, “If you want to tell the fans, tell them to write in. We’d love to do it.”
As seen previously, Southland has come back before. After just one season on NBC, TNT picked it up for four more. “Honestly, when we got cancelled from NBC and we got brought back by TNT that table read–” “That was probably the best,” McKenzie added. “It felt like we climbed the mountain,” Howell joined in.
Come on fans. Let’s climb another mountain.