Series Will Be Set 30 Years After The Film
According to insurance agent Ned Ryerson, A TV series of Groundhog Day set 30 years after the 1993 film is in development.
Actor Stephen Tobolowsky who played Ryerson in the original movie told The Production Meeting Podcast yesterday that –
“One of the producers – I was working on The Goldbergs or [the spin-off series] Schooled, one of those shows over on the Sony lot, and one of the producers saw me and goes, ‘Oh, Stephen! Stephen! We’re working on a Groundhog Day TV show. Could you be Ned for the TV show?’ I go, ‘Sure. Yeah. No problem.’ But it’s Ned thirty years later. What has his life become?”
It’s currently unknown and perhaps unlikely that Bill Murray, who portrayed TV weatherman protagonist Phil Connors in the original, would star in the proposed TV series.
Last year, a Groundhog Day sequel was released as a virtual reality game. It was called Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, and in it, Murray’s character’s son is the one who’s caught in a time loop.
Little else is known about the series as Tobolowsky didn’t reveal any plot, story, or structure details.