There is no denying that for better or worse, Troy Duffy’s brainchild The Boondock Saints is a freak of nature. Despite a very well documented shut down by Harvey Weinstein, a budget less than half the size it was originally going to have and a school shooting that kept it from theaters, somehow the boys from Boston have been able live on for the last decade, becoming such a huge hit that a sequel was made two year ago.
And while the sequel hardly did gangbusters at the box office, the fan base is still a passionate one. So passionate that Duffy has been approached to turn his beloved films into a television series.
In an interview with We Got This Covered for the Blu-Ray re-release of the original film, Duffy shared the news and also included the stance of stars Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus.
We’ve been approached to do a possible Boondock Saints TV series. So the fans may be getting a part 3 as a television show. We might be able to pull that off….I actually called both Sean and Norman and they both said “hell yeah, we’ll drop everything.
Now before the speculation begins on the “call” to Flannery and Reedus, I would like to point out that the two of them have always been upfront about their dedication to the series, so the willingness to “drop everything” doesn’t sound as far-fetched as it might appear.
As for the actual idea, it might just be the best possible option. The story of The Saints is perfectly built for a weekly series. Imagine if every episode was just about The Saints taking down a new scum-bag. And then the entire season revolves around working towards taking down a major crime boss. That was the whole point of the movies, was it not?
Duffy also stated in the interview that he was (obviously) approached by AMC/HBO type stations since that’s the only place the show could go and still maintain it’s tone.
From a production standpoint it doesn’t sound that hard to pull off. The last film was done with the backing of SONY through their company Stage 6 Films. So it’s very possible that Sony Pictures Television could take on the series for a network like AMC which already houses another one of the company’s shows (Breaking Bad) as well as The Walking Dead which stars Reedus.
At the end of the day, if the small screen is the future of The Saints I’ll welcome it with open arms as will a majority of the fan base that craves for it.