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While promoting Fox’s new Human Target adaptation, actor Chi McBride revealed to Sci Fi Wire that he’s read some of Fuller’s script for the comic, which apparently will be released by DC — through its Wildstorm imprint, presumably — as a 12-issue miniseries.
“He sent me a couple pages,” said McBride, who played private detective Emerson Cod in the quirky ABC comedy-drama. “It was off the hook. It’s really good.”
The Emmy Award-winning series, about a pie-maker who can (with some limitations) resurrect the dead, was canceled last spring after just two seasons.
Fuller, who created Dead Like Me and co-created Wonderfalls — both short-lived cult favorites — revealed in May that the comic will tie up loose ends left by Pushing Daisies‘ untimely demise as the characters deal with a flash flood that empties bodies from a nearby cemetery.
McBride said the comic “seems a little darker” in tone than what Fuller was allowed to do on ABC.
“There’s one particular story that I hope he does called ‘The Head’,” he said. “I wished he could’ve done it during the series. It was awesome.”