Six Feet Under enjoyed a five-year run for HBO between 2001 and 2005. The critically acclaimed series took home an astonishing 53 Emmy nominations. It won several Golden Globes, including Best Drama Series in 2002. The past year, the series celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Variety has confirmed that a new follow-up to Six Feet Under is currently in development by HBO. No writer is attached to the project at this time. It’s unknown if the series will be a reboot, a sequel, or something else entirely.
Series creator Alan Ball and executive producers David Jonallari and Bob Greenblatt will hold the same roles for the new show. Nothing is set in stone, as the follow-up is in the early stages of development. Ball would go on to create the hit show “True Blood” for the network after Six Feet Under ended.
A sequel is unlikely. The ending of the original series is considered definitive. It’s one of the few well-received conclusions to a television show in recent memory.
The original series starred an ensemble cast including Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Freddy Rodriguez, and more. It served as early exposure for Rainn Wilson, who went on to television fame as Dwight Schrute in “The Office.” There is no word if any cast members will revisit their original roles.
There’s no timetable for the development of the new Six Feet Under series. It may never see the light of day, as often projects in the early stages never get off the ground. Fans of the series will be waiting to hear more details soon.
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