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From SCI FI Wire
Bryan Fuller, creator of ABC's fantasy series Pushing Daisies, promised fans that the show will have a "harder and a little more aggressive ... style of storytelling in the second season" in a panel at the William S. Paley Television Festival in Hollywood on March 15.
Fuller said that the show's writers returned a week ago, in the wake of the recently settled writers' strike, to begin coming up with ideas for the show's second season, which kicks off in September.
"We've come up with some really exciting things in just a week, and we're all sort of chomping at the bit, and I've started writing the first episode, and we've got the first five episodes approved by the network," Fuller told a sold-out audience at the Cinerama Dome theater.
Fuller also offered spoilers for the upcoming season. Among them: "Chuck [Anna Friel] will definitely find out who her real mother is, and it's going to be interesting to see how she reacts to that information and how the piemaker [Lee Pace] tries to control her trajectory and how that will complicate their relationship," Fuller said. "And it's some nice surprises."
Another storyline will pick up the thread of private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) and his search for his missing daughter.
And Fuller promised that he will try to bring back guest star Raúl Esparza, who played Alfredo Aldarisio, the love interest of Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth). "We love Raúl Esparza, and we love the romantic chemistry that he had with Kristin, so we have every intention of bringing him back, and we just need to write the scripts and make sure he's available," Fuller said.
Fuller added that producers plan to release a soundtrack CD, which will feature score music by James Dooley and songs by cast members Ellen Green and Chenoweth, who are also known for their performances in Broadway musicals.
Pushing Daisies resumes production in June. The first-season DVD is due in June in the United Kingdom and September in the United States. --Patrick Lee, News Editor
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I'm especially excited about Esparza's return! *twirls*