Franchises: The Entertainment Business and its unwillingness to let go of the past

David Lynch mentioned on April 6th on twitter, that he was not going to continue backing the Twin Peaks project:



Yet, it is also time to acknowledge that tv show production seems to be going down the same path as the movie industry.

Two years ago, television was the Eldorado for creative talents fed up with the film business.

But now, it seams that the innovative networks – like Showtime which contributed in big part in reshaping the television business – are following the same pattern as film production.

Nowadays, nobody wants to invest in a story anymore, you buy a franchise with an established fanbase.

X-files, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Bates Motel, Marvel Agents of Shield, Gotham, they all came with their inbuilt addicts. TV producers want to reduce the financial risk but in doing so, they might kill the proverbial “goose that lays the golden egg”.

We can already witness what nefarious effect this policy has had on the movie business. Let’s only hope that the Soprano and Six Feet Under are not bygone things of the past for old nostalgic Grinches like us.

And I mean if you really want to reboot things, there is this little known tv show that nobody likes, I mean Firefly. Right?



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