In the fall of 2010, FX debuted a new series entitled Terriers, from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and Ocean's Eleven writer Ted Griffin. The show, starring Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James as a pair of unorthodox private detectives, was universally beloved by the critics, but could never quite find an audience, and was canceled after just one season. During a panel at the ATX Television Festival this weekend, it seems the creative forces behind the show are hoping to bring the show back as a revival on either the big or small screen.
Both Ted Griffin and Shawn Ryan were present at the ATX Festival panel Canceled Too Soon. Creator/executive producer Ted Griffin joked that each member of the audience should donate $100,000 to make a Terriers movie. According to Deadline, both Ted Griffin and Shawn Ryan have "investigated" the prospect of a revival. Here's what Ted Griffin had to say below.
"We may have investigated (a reboot). I think we would like to make a movie. And I think we have the idea sort of what we'd want to do, we just need to clear it with Fox."
Fox still owns the rights to Terriers, so they would have to clear any sort of revival or reboot of the show. Shawn Ryan teased that he'd love to bring back Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James to play Hank and Britt again. Here's what Shawn Ryan had to say about bringing Terriers back in some way shape or form.
"There's a couple of things we'd have to clear. Fox has the rights. This is the kind of show where I feel like if Donal and Mikey were up to it and Ted had the story he wanted to tell this is the world we would definitely revisit, given the opportunity."
Shawn Ryan himself helped put FX on the map with his critically-acclaimed crime drama series The Shield, which ran for seven seasons between 2002 and 2008. Shawn Ryan was also asked if it would be possible to bring both The Shield and Terriers worlds together with a crossover, although that would be quite difficult to pull off. Here's what he had to say below."Boy, now you're talking about a lot of contractual that would need figuring out. In a hypothetical world, I think it'd be very interesting to see a Vic Mackey and [these guys]. My guess is that Vic would maybe give Hank a bit of a beat down that Hank would secretly feel he deserved and Britt would sneak out the back door and escape and check-in later and say, 'Hey buddy, how'd it go?'"
Terriers also starred Laura Allen, Kimberly Quinn, Jamie Denbo, Rockmond Dunbar, Loren Dean, Zack Silva and Karina Logue. It isn't known if any of these cast members would come back if a revival does happen, but we'll have to wait and see. It isn't known if the producers are eyeing a return of Terriers on Netflix or another streaming service, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.