Seeing as it was on the Starz network and only lasted for two seasons, there are probably a lot of people out there who haven’t heard of the TV show Party Down. But seeing as it was one of the best shows on recent television, there are also a lot of people who hold it very dear to their hearts. That tends to happen when something is good, and kept away from the mainstream, and ended prematurely. Traditionally, a TV show reaching cult status has always been a good recipe for strong DVD sales, and then talks of a film adaptation. Shows like Arrested Development and even Party Down creator Rob Thomas’ Veronica Mars have gone through the same process. Also traditionally, despite the fact that the DVD sales raise a lot of studio eyebrows, the film version never comes to fruition. Could Party Down change all of that? Probably not, but they’re going to try.
Recently the Alamo Drafthouse held The Ultimate Party Down Marathon, which was a marathon of the episodes, a cast reunion, and a fan Q&A. When asked about the potential for there ever being a third season of the series, Rob Thomas said it wasn’t at all likely, but that, “People are talking to us about doing a Party Down movie. We are pretty far down the deal-making process with that, so we’re hopeful that there will be a Party Down movie. Ideally, if it works out we could be shooting in television hiatus time next spring. Hopefully that deal will close, and we’ll all tweet about it when it does.” Would I like to see a Party Down movie? Definitely, that sounds great. Am I holding my breath waiting for one? No way, these potential deals have burned we fans too many times. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the show yet, it’s available for streaming on Netflix Instant. It’s about a group of struggling young actors making ends meet by working at a catering service, and it’s cast and crew is chock full of all the best writers and actors working in comedy. Get hooked on it and then maybe we can start one of those online petitions or something.