Cyanide & Happiness Not Headed for Cable TV

By Jason Boog Comment

The creators of the popular web comic Cyanide & Happiness revealed that they have walked away from three cable network discussions. Co-founder Kris Wilson explained: “We firmly believe the entertainment industry is changing, and the Internet will eventually become the only way people watch shows.” 

Instead of creating a TV show based on the comic, they will raise money on Kickstarter and build a web based show. Here’s more from the site: 

As some of you may know, we’ve been negotiating a Cyanide & Happiness TV show with a cable network for a while now. What you guys may not know is that this is actually the latest of three TV show talks we’ve been in. We walked away from the first two due to rights and creative control issues. We thought that we could settle those issues in the third deal, but things didn’t quite work out as we hoped. Today, we are letting you all know that we’ve officially walked away from this TV deal as well, for similar reasons as the first two. We’re starting to realize that TV as an industry just isn’t compatible with what we want to do with our animation: deliver it conveniently to a global audience, something we’ve been doing all along with our comics these past eight years. That’s just the nature of television versus the Internet, I suppose.

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