Six Feet Under is a series that is considered as one of HBO’s best limited series to be ever made and for many years fans of the show are asking whether or not the show will return from the dead once more.
We obviously wouldn’t be writing this if there isn’t a sign of the graves being dug, so we will tell you everything you need to know about whether or not Six Feet Under is actually returning to HBO?
Yes, Six Feet Under is Returning!
Fans rejoice! Variety reports that a follow-up to Six Feet Under is in very early development at HBO, although representatives for HBO declined to comment on this insider news.
At it is currently, there are no writers attached nor plotlines decided for the revival of Six Feet Under. Meaning it could be anything from reboots or direct sequels set in the present day or even stay stuck in the past as no decision has been made.
A sequel seems more likely as the cast of the show recently had a 20th anniversary reunion and all express interest to return to the show. In any case, all and future HBO shows will also be available on HBO Max, so safe to assume the revival of Six Feet Under will head there too.
At this time, no writer is attached to the project. Likewise, no plotline has been decided, meaning it could be a reboot or more of a sequel series following up on existing characters from the show in the present day, but no decision has been made.
Original series creator Alan Ball and executive producers Bob Greenblatt and David Janollari are all attached to executive produce the new project. At this time it is unclear if the project will move beyond the discussions phase, particularly given that the original series finale is held up as one of the best and most definitive of all time.
What is Six Feet Under?
Six Feet Under followed the lives of the Fisher Family and their associates while running their funeral home business in Los Angeles. The drama series aired from 2001 to 2005 and gave us five seasons and 63 episodes.
The cast included Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, Lauren Ambrose, Frances Conroy, Mathew St. Patrick, Freddy Rodriguez, and Rachel Griffiths. Richard Jenkins was a recurring guest on the show whose character died in the opening episode but appeared in flashbacks throughout the series. Six Feet Under didn’t only feature well-known actors, it also helped to kick-start careers for people like Rainn Wilson and Justina Machado.
The original series is considered by many to be one of the best television shows of all time, as it received huge praise throughout its time on screen. Six Feet Under received a total of 53 Emmy nominations during its time on the air and won 9.
The series also managed to pick up an award for best drama series in 2002, as well as multiple other Golden Globe wins. The creator of the original series Alan Ball and the executive producers David Janollari and Bob Greenblatt are set to executive produce the upcoming project.
After the finale of Six Feet Under, Ball went on to create several other HBO projects, including the series True Blood and Here and Now, and also executive produced the HBO film adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. As a reward for all of his great work on the Six Feet Under pilot, Ball won an Emmy for best directing for a drama series. He also won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for American Beauty prior to Six Feet Under.