42 Screens: Boondock Saints TV Series

You love the Saints.  I love the Saints.  We ALL LOVE THE SAINTS!!

Boondock Saints have grown from poor reception and financial success to (19% on Rotten Tomatoes and $30,471 domestic total gross) into a cult that spans two movies, a making of feature and a comic book series.

It’s safe to say that Troy Duffy‘s The Boondock Saints us a success.  So it should be no surprise that The Saints are returning – But to TV?

Duffy recently revealed that he’s been in talks with executives about a potential TV series to act as the third part in the franchise.  Although no network has yet to pick up the series, Duffy said that the show would be on a channel like HBO or AMC in order to stay faithful to the series.  Stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery are expected to reprise their roles.

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.” – Troy Duffy

I am excited but some questions need to be asked.  Are the brother deep enough characters to maintain a TV show?  Are they more then one or two trick ponies?  Will the story and plots that drive the two movies be enough to make a long running show or will they have to evolve.  Sadly when a movie takes to the small screen the hardcore fans tend to hate it because it’s not exactly the same.  They hated that there immortals other then Conner in Highlander, they hated the ideas of Snakes in The Crow and they hated Richard Dean Anderson for not being Kurt Russel.

Will this happen with The Saints?

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