Over the weekend, the cast of ABC’s popular and short-lived comedy Happy Endings reunited at Vulture Festival to talk about the show and their plans for the future. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both the cast and crew would be down to reunite for a fourth season.
And to quote one Penny Hartz (Casey Wilson), a new season of the show would be “amahzing!”
At the festival, show creator David Caspe said “if someone would actually let us do it the real way, then everyone would want to do it.”
Going off of Caspe’s comments, Jonathan Groff, the executive producer of the show, dropped hints to Hulu executives, saying “If there was a streaming service that made an offer…” Executives from Hulu were at the panel and the festival was sponsored by Hulu.
Caspe said if a reunion was to happen, it would either be in the form of TV episodes or they’d do it as a movie. And if a revival does happen, the cast would be down to it, though Damon Wayans Jr. (Brad Williams) and Zachary Knighton (Dave Rose) said they’d rather do episodes over a movie.
While doing the panel, the cast talked about where their characters would be if the show was still going on, with Eliza Coupe (Jane Kerkovich-Williams) saying that her character and Brad (Wayans Jr.) still wouldn’t have any children, which Adam Pally (Max Blum) commented on, saying there’s not a lot of characters who are on TV and are married and aren’t freaking out over why they don’t have a baby.
Groff also said that had the show been renewed for its fourth season, they would have played around with a Penny and Dave relationship, but ultimately Dave would have gotten back together with Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) in the end.
Happy Endings revolved around a group of six friends, Dave Rose (Knighton), Alex Kerkovich (Cuthbert), Penny Hartz (Wilson), Max Blum (Pally), Jane Kerkovich-Williams (Coupe) and Brad Williams (Wayans Jr.), who live in Chicago and navigate life and relationships, especially after the breakdown in a relationship between Dave and Alex when she left him at the altar in the pilot episode of the show.
The show was noted for its witty dialogue and its cast of characters. The show ran for three seasons on ABC before getting canceled in 2013 due to low ratings, possibly because ABC kept moving the show around on its schedule.
However, if a fourth season did happen, it would have to revolve around the shooting schedule of Fox’s Making History, which Pally is set to star in. They’d have to also work around Wilson’s ABC comedy Hail Mary potentially getting picked up, though according to TV Series Finale, ABC wanted the show to be redeveloped.
Regardless of whether Happy Endings will get another season or get the movie treatment, fans of the show can stream the entire series on Hulu.