As we should all know by now, John Cameron Mitchell is currently back as Hedwig in the Broadway revival of the show he made famous off Broadway in the late 1990s. And while that will be glorious for anyone lucky enough to attend over the next two months, a recent interview Mitchell gave with Time Out New York suggests there may be more to look forward to — on the small screen. When asked about the long discussed sequel to “Hedwig,” he suggested it wouldn’t come on stage or the big screen, but via a TV miniseries akin to “Olive Kitteridge”:
“I sort of see it like ‘Olive Kitteridge,’ like a long miniseries, four to six hours. It’s still a musical; it’s very much about her. It’s kind of on indefinite hold now because of other projects, but it’s been developed a good deal. It’s darker. It’s about the second half of her life, which is the antithesis of ‘It Gets Better’ videos — for her, it gets worse. My favorite playwright is probably Samuel Beckett and; he was always laughing at the abyss. When Hedwig returns, it will definitely be about the limitation of life and how absurd that is.”
And we will definitely be there.