Will 'Chloe King' Get a Second Life as a TV Movie?
Monday, January 9, 2012
It looks like Chloe King really does have nine lives. At the Television
Critics Association press tour, ABC Family president Michael Riley
revealed that the network is close to starting to work on a TV movie
follow-up to the series The Nine Lives of Chloe King.
Despite being canceled after its first season, ABC Family seems to have a soft spot for Chloe King, and the sci-fi series may live on, giving hope to TV fans everywhere that cancellation is not the end.
It should come as no surprise, as ABC Family has a history of TV movies and miniseries, as well as science fiction. In recent years the network has become dominated by teen dramas like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Pretty Little Liars, but before that there was Kyle XY and the miniseries Samurai Girl and Fallen. The Nine Lives of Chloe King was like a throwback to that former ABC Family model, and giving the show a movie to wrap up its storyline seems fitting.
If the movie gets made, it will be interest to see how the show handles the numerous cliffhangers left by the end of the series. In the series finale, Chloe lost another one of her nine lives and she was kissed by her human love interest Brian (Grey Damon), who then seemed to die from her kiss. Meanwhile, Alek walked in on Zane (who turned out to be his brother) standing over the bodies of Jasmine and her mother, who were both dying by his hand.
Would The Nine Lives of Chloe King pick up where these stories left off? More importantly, will the show be able to get its stars back? Grey Damon currently has a recurring role on the CW's The Secret Circle and Daniel Sharman (who played Zane) will be appearing in the second season of MTV's Teen Wolf.
Whether you were a fan of Chloe King of not, the TV movie would be a great idea. It will give hope to all other cancelled TV shows that they might get a second chance as well.
(Image courtesy of ABC Family)