In a recent interview with the television press, actress Megan Mullally confirmed a movie based on the cancelled-too-soon Starz series “Party Down” is in the works. “I will be doing the Party Down movie. John [Enbom] is writing it right now.” The entire cast (save for Jane Lynch, who bailed at the end of season 1 for a role on “Glee”) is set to return for the film. Read on for more.
In case you’re unfamiliar, “Party Down” was a fantastic comedy series that ran for two short seasons, following a group of struggling actors and writers in Hollywood working at a catering company. Each episode showed the group working a different event – “Steve Guttenberg’s Birthday Party” is a personal favorite – and it featured a phenomenal cast that included Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, Ken Marino, and Ryan Hansen. It was created by John Enbom, Rob Thomas (of “Veronica Mars” fame), Dan Etheridge, and actor Paul Rudd.
Mullally, whose character on the show replaced Jane Lynch’s character in the second season, said that Enbom turned in an outline that was “enthusiastically approved” by investors and says the story will pick up right where the series finale left off. As for her character’s storyline in the film, we’re going to get to see a character often alluded to in the show, but never seen. “I think we’re going to see Lydia’s ex-husband – Ed, I think is name – who was really racist and a misogynist.”
Filming is slated for late spring or early summer of this year. If you’ve never seen “Party Down,” or if you’re looking to revisit the series, the entire run is streaming on Netflix Watch Instantly as of this writing.