Two months ago, I got the scoop from “Slings and Arrows” co-creator Bob Martin, who Tweeted during his Twitter conversation with me: “Slings may live again.” They were thinking of reviving the cult TV series that ended in 2007 after three seasons.
What followed our Twitter exchange, Bob Martin now says, “was a hilarious crash course in the power of social media” — more than he might realize: Not only did his Tweets make international news; the conversation and its consequences have been taught in actual college courses (ok, at least a college course I taught at NYU)
So, two months later, are there any more details?
In a podcast for Pressplus1, an online magazine about Canadian entertainment, Bob Martin elaborated a little bit (that’s where he also talked about the power of social media). Yes he and his co-creators Mark McKinney and Susan Coyne “have been meeting about doing something, partly because we can’t ignore the fact that people love the show. I still see articles about the show…
“We have been meeting seriously about how to revisit it. It’s kind of about scheduling at this point — -we’re all busy with other stuff. Whether it will be a fourth season or a special or whether it will be even more interesting, we can’t say at this point. In a few months we’ll be able to be more public about it.”
(Warning for those who want to listen to the podcast: It’s the fourth one on the page, and the interview with Bob Martin doesn’t start until a half hour into the hour-long podcast)
By the way, it’s a shame that Martin doesn’t Tweet more. He’s hilarious.
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