"Bored to Death" may have been canceled last year, but the story might get a satisfying conclusion in the form of a TV movie. The HBO comedy starring Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, and Zach Galifianakis might get a 90-minute film send-off to bring the story to an end, according to Vulture and The Hollywood Reporter.
If the "Bored to Death" movie deal goes through, the series would join a long line of TV programs that concluded with a feature film or made-for-TV movie. Here are some other beloved TV series that got their grand finale in the form of a film.
"Firefly"Probably one of the great examples of a TV show getting new life as a movie, "Firefly" was a sci-fi series that aired on Fox for just a single season. After cancellation, this Joss Whedon project grew a devoted fan following, prompting Whedon to continue the story in the feature film "Serenity." Still played at midnight movies and film festivals years after its initial theatrical release, "Serenity" helped to build interest in the franchise, which now also includes novels, comic books, apparel, and statues.
Star Trek" series followed the same path, with six feature films featuring the original cast (and some of the original series cast also appearing in "Generations" alongside the "TNG" cast). The most recent film inspired by the original "Star Trek" cast came out in 2009 and featured Leonard Nimoy, an original series cast member.