While we never want to be the sort of person to get vastly ahead of ourselves when it comes to a Psych: The Movie 2, it’s hard not to. After all, apparently the creator of the series is already thinking ahead to what some of the future plots and storylines on the show could be. Not only that, but he wants to see as many as five(!) more of them.
In speaking about the subject of this movie (and potential future ones) to Entertainment Weekly, creator Steve Franks notes that what this format does is enable him to tell a wide array of different Psych stories, and not just have this be a carbon copy of the original show. He even goes so far as to compare his plan to a recent action-movie franchise:
“[In the same] way that the Fast and the Furious movies used to be about street-racing and they’ve pivoted into heist movies and all that stuff, I kind of want the [Psych] movies to pivot into action-comedy where you can do something that feels like a feature movie and not just two episodes of Psych put together, because as fun as it is to watch this show, it’s nothing compared to how fun it is to write this show and to make this movie.”
Absolutely, we’re not going to say no to the idea of more Psych movies, especially if the format ends up being something where we get a new one every year or two. We also do think there is plenty of motivation to keep telling these stories, whether it be exploring more of these characters or making sure that there is a proper one to tell regarding Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), whose role is reduced significantly following the actor’s recent stroke. That’s something that everyone involved is cognizant about and would clearly love to see happen, given that there was originally going to be a lot more stuff in Santa Barbara with him in the script. Now, some of that material could be saved for a second movie.
In the end, the ball is likely going to be in USA’s court regarding another movie, but we have to imagine that there’s a reasonably good shot of it. Even in its final season, the show averaged a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic — a stronger performance than the majority of the original programming that the network has on the air right now. If anything is going to give them an incentive to put more Psych on the air, the combination of strong ratings and fan social-media enthusiasm should be it.
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Meanwhile, head over here to read more on how Omundson’s Lassiter may be factored into the first movie — he remains one of our favorite actors out there, and we wish him all of the best as he keeps getting stronger. (Photo: USA.)