‘Pushing Daisies’ TV Series Finds Life After Cancellation At DC Comics

“Pushing Daisies'” pie-making protagonist Ned isn’t the only one with the power to bring the dead back to life. Series creator Bryan Fuller has resurrected ABC’s canceled television series at DC Comics — at least for twelve issues.

In an interview with E! Online, Fuller described the first new storyline as a fresh take on the zombie genre starring all of the characters from the show.

“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,” said Fuller.

This isn’t the first comic book incarnation of the series, a special one-shot issue was distributed at the 2007 Comic-Con International in San Diego with a cover by artist and fellow “Heroes” contributor Tim Sale. No artist for the new series has been announced yet, but Fuller said he hoped to have new artwork as a giveaway at the DC booth during this summer’s Comic-Con as well.

After two seasons, the final three “Pushing Daisies” installments will air for three weeks beginning May 30. A special ending was written to effectively bring the television show to a close, but Fuller seemed determined to keep the comic book series alive for the foreseeable future.

“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 [DC] into ordering more comics, but we’ll see if that’ll happen,” said Fuller.

What do you think “Pushing Daisies” fans? Are you excited that the series has found new life in comics or should it meet its final resting place after going off the air? Let us know what you think in the comments section.