THE GENIUS UNDERDOG
Bryan Fuller 13 credits
Sometimes the good guys can’t catch a break. Case in point: Bryan Fuller. The showrunner’s steady stream of TV series have never transcended cult status, and they are often canceled too soon. NBC recently announced it wouldn’t renew Fuller’s critical darling “Hannibal,” the same fate that befell his other fanciful and unique inventions, “Pushing Daisies,” “Wonderfalls” and “Dead LikeMe.”
So now the only thing left to do is to wait for his next show, “American Gods,” which will probably premiere in early 2016. But will it survive the year?
See also: “Heroes” showrunner Tim Kring, who is getting a second chance with “Heroes Reborn” this year. And let’s not forget that Joss Whedon used to be a member of this tribe before hitting it big with the “Avengers” movies. Sometimes all the second and third chances pay off.