Desperate Housewives may have finished its television run but cast member Teri Hatcher is hopeful a movie will continue the story of Wisteria Lane and its residents.
Marc Cherry’s ABC series concluded last year after 180 episodes across eight seasons. Desperate Housewives blend of comedy, melodrama, mystery and romance made it an instant hit with viewers with ratings in the first season topping 20 million.
By the time Desperate Housewives concluded last year ratings were averaging 10 million viewers. Teri Hatcher, who played Susan Delfino (nee Mayer) in the series believes there’s some more stories to be told yet.
In a new interview with Radio Times the actress said “I actually thought Desperate Housewives finished very well. I just think there’s still stories to be told. I feel like I get that from fans that they weren’t done watching those people’s lives. But you know, Mike [Susan’s onscreen husband] is dead, so I’m not quite sure where they’d go with that. That’s my feeling on the movie, which I don’t think will ever happen….We’re pretty old already. There’s a couple of us already over 50.”
Desperate Housewives wouldn’t be the first television series to make the transition to the big-screen. The HBO series Sex and the City was followed up by two movies which continued the stories of the characters – rather than a remake along the lines of Charlie’s Angels. The cult favourite Veronica Mars is also set to get a movie which is also a continuation of the television series.
However, fans of Desperate Housewives shouldn’t get their hopes up too high; other cast members have previously stated they think a movie is unlikely. Several cast members have already moved onto new roles such as Brenda Strong who currently stars as Ann Ewing in TNT‘s rebooted Dallas. Show-runner Marc Cherry meanwhile is busy with his new Lifetime series Devious Maids which Eva Longoria, who played Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives, is an executive producer for.
Teri Hatcher has lent her vocal talents to Disney’s new animated film Planes which is released on 16th August.