Stephen Tobolowsky reveals Groundhog Day series in the works
Groundhog Day is still one of the most celebrated and iconic films in both Bill Murray and Harold Ramis’ careers in the near 30 years since its release and though a sequel had long been ruled out, it appears the time looping comedy is finding new life as a TV series.
In an interview with The Production Meeting podcast, co-star Stephen Tobolowsky (One Day At a Time) revealed that while working on the Sony lot on one of its ABC co-productions, The Goldbergs or spin-off Schooled, he was pulled aside by a producer and told that they were developing a series and asked if he would reprise his role as iconic nag Ned Ryerson, to which he said, “Yeah, sure!” The 69-year-old star didn’t reveal any further details as to who is penning the script or other stars involved, but he did confirm it would pick up 30 years after the events of the first film.
Co-written by Ramis and Danny Rubin on a story from Rubin, Groundhog Day centered on cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors as he heads to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the titular annual event, only to find himself trapped in a time loop and forced to endlessly repeat the day of February 2.
Alongside Murray, the film featured an ensemble cast that included Andie MacDowell (Ready or Not), Chris Elliott (Schitt’s Creek), Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray (Lodge 49), Marita Geraghty (Broadcast News) and Angela Paton (Trapped in Paradise).
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