Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion are reteaming for A Series Of Unfortunate Events season 2, but what are the chances that we’ll ever see them reprising the roles of Dr Horrible and Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog? Unsurprisingly, while promoting Unfortunate Events, NPH has been asked that very question.
Here’s what Neil Patrick Harris said, in response to TV Line, on the chances of a Dr. Horrible sequel:
“Nothing would make me happier […] But I have no information. I haven’t seen [Dr. Horrible co-creator] Joss in ages. And everyone’s wonderfully busy with other things. So unless the writers want to strike again, which is when we did the first one, I’m not sure when it would ever happen. Plus, I’m no spring chicken […] So, at a certain point, Dr. Horrible isn’t Billy the Internet geeky kid anymore. I’m a grown man. So they’ll probably have to cast Nick Jonas in it.”
That doesn’t sound too promising, does it? There doesn’t seem to be any immediate plans to return to the world of Dr. Horrible, despite the fact that NPH – and plentiful other people – would love to see that happen.
Harris makes a good point about the writers. If it weren’t for the 2008 Writers Strike, would Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen ever have gotten around to writing and producing the original Dr. Horrible web series? It was a fun side project to inexpensively kill time during the strike, but would they ever prioritise a project like that over the big movie and TV jobs? Perhaps not.
If we hear more news about a Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog sequel, we’ll be sure to let you know.