Bryan Fuller Plans ‘Pushing Daisies’/’Wonderfalls’ Crossover
Bryan Fuller knows well how regarded his quirky Wonderfalls series was. The short-lived drama failed on Fox but he hasn’t forgotten his characters and told if Magazine that several will be back on ABC’s Pushing Daisies. The two are connected in his mind since the cancellation of the former allowed him to go on to the latter.
“Very bittersweet,” Fuller admitted, “because I loved [Wonderfalls] and the cast. So much so, that I had to do a Wonderfalls crossover in this season of Pushing Daisies. That happens in episode eight of the second season and I’m really excited about it.”
Fuller admitted the truncated first season, caused by the Writer’s Strike, actually allowed him to stop and rethink the series and is trajectory. “In a lot of respects it was a benefit and we were able to tell the stories in the first season and now we have a lot more game changing events than we did in the first season as the show is established and now we can take it to another level. And the second season is about jerking the wheel and taking a different road,” he said.
The charming romance between Ned and Chuck, unable to touch but smitten with one another, will grow during the second season. “Actually it is much more fun to write this romance than another type of romance where they don’t have restrictions,” he admitted. “‘I love you’ is so easy to write. There is no kind of craft there and feels almost cheap. On our show, we try to make the expression of love and the physical parameters much more a challenge and so much more satisfying than just a normal romance.”