The suits don’t want any Westerns, Jane Seymour says.
The actress said in an interview by The Messenger website that she recently pitched an idea for a Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman reboot.
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“We’ve actually got one written, and we’ve got the whole series planned out,” Seymour said. “We just took it to one of the networks, and they said that they weren’t interested in Westerns.”
That’s even though Yellowstone and several other Taylor Sheridan stories have become giants.
“I think it’s really crazy,” she said. “There seems to be a lot of very successful Westerns, so I didn’t get that at all.”
Seymour was equally baffled by a follow-up idea, which presumably came from the same executive.
“It was pitched to me last night, believe it or not, to do Dr. Quinn as a contemporary piece,” Seymour said. “I’m going, ‘Why?’ The whole point of Dr. Quinn is that life hasn’t really changed that much from the 1870s to now in some ways. In other ways, in a very big way. But a lot of the same issues, are still issues today, and I think that was what was so magical about it.”
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman ran for six seasons on CBS from 1993 to 1998. There were also two TV movie sequels in 1999 and 2001.
“There were a lot different elements,” Seymour said of Dr. Quinn’s appeal, “also the idea of different kinds of family. If it’s authentic and it deals with the human condition, whatever the genre, then I think it’s very popular.”
Seymour is currently on Acorn TV’s Harry Wild, which was recently renewed for a third season, which will premiere in 2024. The first two seasons are available to stream on Acorn TV.
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