Perhaps the title changes — “Living In Video,” “Video Synchronicity,” and now “Videosyncrazy” — were a clue that not everything has been running smoothly on David Fincher‘s music video comedy series. Last month it was announced that HBO had ordered the show to series, and production started, but now about midway through, it looks like there’s a troubled future for the show which may mean it will never make it to air.
The show stars Charlie Rowe, Sam Page, Jason Flemyng, Kerry Condon, Elizabeth Lail, Corbin Bernsen and Paz Vega, with the 1983-set half-hour comedy following a college dropout who dreams of making a sci-fi epic but winds up shooting music videos instead. Fincher has been directing multiple episodes of the show, and production was on the fourth or fifth episode (damn, he works fast), but when HBO saw some of the completed work, the decision was made to press pause.
The future of the show is currently up in the air. Deadline is hearing that cast members were told “Videosyncrazy” was not going ahead, but also say that Fincher is asking for time to adjust the scripts and creative direction. But it’s a pretty long way to come — almost halfway through a season’s worth of shooting — to shift gears. Hopefully, there can be a fix that will make everyone happy and this can move on, but if not, Fincher also has “Utopia” and ’50s noir series “Shakedown” in development at the network.