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  • Trivia

    • In 2005 Bryan wrote the television pilot for an animated version of Mike Mignola's The Amazing Screw On Head based on the comic book of the same name. The 22 minute pilot produced by the Sci-Fi Channel was not picked up to series.

    • Byran is developing a 12 issue comic book series of his beloved cancelled show Pushing Daisies. The plot for the comic is also Bryan's original idea for a Pushing Daisies movie. The comic will be published by DC Comics.

    • Bryan left Heroes for the second time on June 22nd 2009. He cited other work commitments as the reason. He is developing new pilots for NBC Universal whom he is still contracted with.

    • Bryan owns Living Dead Guy Productions

    • Bryan had the idea for Pushing Daisies whilst working on his first show Dead like Me. He originally intended his Pushing Daisies character Ned The Pie Maker, a man who can bring people back to life by touching them, to be part of the Dead Like Me universe where Grim Reapers take away peoples' souls by touching them. Ned would then spin off into his own show.

    • Bryan did the majority of his writing for the character Claire Bennet during the first half of Heroes' debut season.

    • After the cancellation of Pushing Daisies in November 2008 Bryan rejoined Heroes as a consultant producer and writer.

    • All three of the shows that Bryan has created or co-created have been cancelled: Dead Like Me (Showtime), Wonderfalls (Fox), Pushing Daisies (ABC).

    • Bryan wrote the teleplay of the 2002 remake of Stephen King novel Carrie.

    • Bryan is good friend of director Todd Holland and they have worked together on several projects such as Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.

    • Tim Minear is Bryan's writing partner.

    • Bryan was nominated for Writers Guild Award in 2007, for the hit series Heroes.

    • Bryan is a fan of comedian Patton Oswalt.

    • Bryan is a Monty Python fanatic.

    • Bryan is an Atheist.

    • Bryan has given all three of his female leads male names: Georgia "George" Lass from Dead Like Me, Jaye Tyler from Wonderfalls and, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles from Pushing Daisies.

    • Bryan's favorite Star Trek incarnations are the original series, Deep Space Nine, The Next Generation and Voyager, but his all time favorite is Deep Space Nine.

    • Bryan is openly gay

  • Quotes

    • Bryan Fuller: I'm occasionally stoned on the marijuana but that's as deviant as I get as far as substances. I think it's that weird things interest me. Weird shit comes out of my mouth which may seem like genius to some people but it's just weird.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on being hopeful about publishing more Pushing Daisies comics) I literally just finished outlining the 12-episode arc which has an ending that propels us into another big story, so it's kind of blackmailing them into ordering more comics, but we'll see if that'll happen. We were unable to blackmail ABC, and we had to go back and redo our [television] ending, so it's more satisfying for the fans.

    • Bryan Fuller: (about the comic book series of his cancelled show Pushing Daisies) We got a 12-issue order for a comic book for DC Comics. I think the comic book is great, because it has all the characters in it, and it starts a new story. It's basically Chuck, Ned, Emerson and Olive versus 1,000 corpses, so it becomes a zombie movie, but the zombies are articulate and smart and can do things that no other zombies can do. The Pie Maker versus 1,000 corpses.
      It's the movie idea that I wasn't sure we'd get to do. [The plot] is not really so much the back nine as it would've been on the television show, it's a whole new story that wraps everything up in a different context.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on leaving Heroes for the second time) Development was really starting to heat up, and it appears like I may be writing multiple pilots for NBC so that wasn't leaving a ton of room for Heroes, unfortunately. We crafted some really great arcs for the season that I'm excited to see come to fruition. I love that cast dearly and am sad to go, but the plate, she was over-flowing.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on the Emmy nominations which Pushing Daisies received) It's a pretty fantastic ratio for having only done nine episodes to get 12 Emmy nominations. It's always the "I'm so happy for everyone who got nominated" and I'm thrilled that I got nominated for writing the pilot and I also wanted Ellen [Greene] and Swoosie [Kurtz] and Chi [McBride] and Anna [Friel] to be nominated but I was thrilled that Kristin [Chenoweth] and Lee [Pace] were nominated and Barry [Sonnenfeld] was nominated and a production designer. It's a wonderful acknowledgement that everybody's back-breaking work from last season, and everybody was functioning on all cylinders and so committed to this show and the creative vision that it just makes me proud.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on the cancellation of his show Wonderfalls) It all sort of worked out in the end and what I am happiest about with Wonderfalls is that within those 13 episodes there is a beginning, middle and an end so you leave that universe with some satisfaction.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on the Star Trek franchise) Star Trek has to recreate itself. Otherwise, all the characters start to feel the same. You always have a captain, a doctor, a security officer, and you have the same arguments based on those perspectives. It starts to feel too familiar. So all those paradigms where it takes place on a starship have to be shaken up.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on the possibility of creating a new Star Trek series) I would love to do another Star Trek series. One where you could go back to the spirit and color of the original Star Trek, because somehow, it got cold over the years. I love Next Generation, but it's a little cooler and calmer than the ones from the '60s' which were so dynamic and passionate. Deep Space Nine was the best of the modern ones, because it was so emotionally complicated. Enterprise was the most sterile of all of them, when it should have been the most fun.

    • Bryan Fuller: (about his Dead Like Me character Georgia "George" Lass) The biggest thing was making her father straight. He was going to be gay and around episode six or seven where she discovers he was gay and she learns to value her life even more because hers was a life that wasn't meant to be because her father was gay and wasn't wired to procreate. So the life that she lost is much more valuable to her. It affected her life and her story and made it mean that much more.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on his personal background) I was raised with some fucked Catholic shit.

    • Bryan Fuller: (on his fixation with Star Trek) There were lots of new and innovative things going on during Deep Space Nine and that's why it's my favorite of the new series. It was much more character based.

    • Bryan Fuller: (about his show Wonderfalls) It's a really quirky, smart, feel-good show about a pathological narcissist who wakes up one day to discover the universe has sort of forced her to become fate's bitch.

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