Happyish ‘unlikely’ to continue without Philip Seymour Hoffman

By Tribute News on February 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Philip Seymour Hoffman The Showtime series Happyish, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, is likely to be scrapped following his death. The 46-year-old actor - who was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his New York home on Sunday - ''drives every scene'' in the pilot episode of the series, and with network bosses fighting a year to cast him in the show, it is unlikely they will carry on without him. A source told E! News: ''It is hard to imagine a way in which it could go on. His role would have to be recast and there weren't any other actors in serious consideration aside from Philip. If the show does move forward, the premiere would be delayed as pilot would need to be reshot.'' Philip's death comes just a few weeks after it was announced the network had picked up 10 episodes of the comedy-drama, in which he played ad agency executive Thom Payne who gets the ''gift of insignificance'' on his birthday, as well as a new boss.

At the time of his death, the actor was working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2, with just seven days of shooting on the second movie left to finish. His work as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the first movie was ''substantially complete.'' His passing will not affect the release of the movies, which are scheduled for November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015.

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