'Togetherness' reunion? Steve Zissis would love to see Alex and Amanda Peet's Tina live out the mundanities of life
Despite good reviews from critics and fans, the show that shunned stereotypes and refused to be boxed into or as anything was canceled on March 25, 2016, after two seasons
One of HBO’s best dramedies, ‘Togetherness’ is among the most underrated shows of all time, having been canceled by the network way before its time. Despite good reviews from critics and many vocal fans, thanks to the empathetically intimate way of storytelling that shunned stereotypes and refused to be boxed into or as anything, the show got canceled on March 25, 2016, after two brilliant seasons.
Steve Zissis, who co-created the show along with Jay and Mark Duplass tells Meaww that nearly three years after its cancellation, he still has fans running up to him, gushing about how much they miss the show. “It always feels good to hear that,” he says, adding, “I don't think we have plans right now to bring it back in any form but certainly 'Togetherness' was a project of passion of mine and Mark and Jake Duplass'. We love our fans.”
Even though he squashed any hopes of a reunion in the near future, Zissis claims that if he had had the opportunity, he would have certainly wanted to see how the future of his character Alex Pappas and Tina Morriss, played by Amanda Peet, would have turned out. “I really would love to see Alex and Amanda Peet's relationship go further,” he says.
Zissis adds, “I would have liked to have seen them get together. I would have loved to have seen them go through the process of trying to have a child, living together, all of those mundane yet very relatable aspects of being in a relationship in your early 40s. I thought Alex and Tina had great chemistry together. It was always fun to watch them.”
Seeing as the current generation of viewers is all about giving second chances to underappreciated gems on television, this fan at least is looking forward to a reboot in the distant - if not near - future. While we wait for that to happen, there are many projects that you can see Zissis in, including the Hugh Jackman starrer ‘The Front Runner,’ which released on November 6. In it, he plays a pivotal character in the form of Miami Herald reporter Tom Fiedler, who singlehandedly took down Gary Hart’s presidential campaign.
‘Happy Death Day 2,’ the sequel to the 2017 slasher film ‘Happy Death Day’ will also star Zissis. “I am in a wonderful horror movie - I guess you can call it even though there are multi-genres at play - called 'Happy Death Day 2'. It is a sequel to 'Happy Death Day' by Blum House. Chris Landon is the director and it is a lot of fun. If you liked the first movie 'Happy Death Day' you will definitely like the second one. It's scary, it's funny and intellectually strange. It's hard to define but I think it will be a lot of fun for audience members,” says the talented acted actor regarding the movie set for release on February 14, 2019.
Beyond acting, Zissis is also focusing on writing. Says Zissis, “I am spending a lot of time writing these days so I am always writing and trying to put forth my own projects.”