Chasing Life EP Patrick Sean Smith has confirmed that the drama series wont be getting a second life.
Following the drama’s cancellation by ABC Family, Smith tells TVLine that the show (produced by BV Family Productions, Lionsgate and Televisa USA in association with ABC Family) wont continue elsewhere as it “would [not] have made a lot of sense,” while plans for a 2-hour wrap-up movie were turned down by the cabler.
However, in a bid to provide ‘closure’ for fans, Smith reveals what Chasing Life Season 3 would have had in store for April and friends:
TVLINE | Were you planning any sort of time jump after April’s decision in the finale?
It wouldn’t have been a huge time jump. We always knew that someone would come to Italy and talk some sense into April, and we always felt that would be Sara. She’d have the biggest impact on April. But we were also imagining the possibility of a Leo dream that would inspire her to pick up that sword again and get back into the battle. Either way, she would get back to Boston and go through with the transplant. We’d probably have to do a time jump from that, and we would see that it’s successful.
TVLINE | So she would live? I know in the original format, she beats cancer, but then gets hit by a bus or something.
[Laughs] Yeah, she was in a car accident or something. We were never beholden to the original. We always were able to pick and choose the elements we wanted to keep in our version. I had creative partners in this process [including fellow EP Joni Lefkowitz], and I don’t know if we were really all on the same page about how the series would end, but I think it probably wouldn’t have gone like that. I don’t think we knew whether it would end with her living or dying, but we all knew she would die — whether that’s in a year or in 50 years. We’re all going to die, so we should push ourselves to live like that, and that’s what we really wanted to say with the series.
Check out the interview at TVLine.