The most metal of all metal will never die. That's what Brendon Small is hoping, anyway.
After Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block declined to greenlight a fifth and final season of the creator's Metalocalypse series two years back, Small has been looking for ways to complete the final mini series run of episodes. And now in a recent interview, he's presented his headbanging fans with what may be the best shot at a return run.
iDigital Times shared a recent chat between Small and Ultimate Guitar magazine where reader-submitted questions yielded the following:
starlong: Brendon, I understand that you wanted to finish Metalocalypse with a mini-series but Adult Swim refused because of money and (more importantly) because they ams dildos. Have you considered crowd-funding to finally finish what is the most zazzy comedy of all time?
Brendon: I've gotten only murky answers regarding the possibility of crowd-funding with Turner. Sorry for such a vague answer.
Mootallica: Fans have desperately been awaiting the release of Season 5 of Metalocalypse. What is the current situation for the final conclusion? Is there any chance for it to be made on Netflix?
Brendon: Here's all that I know: I have a final story I really like, and I think since Hulu currently has a license for the streaming rights I believe that would be a good place for the final story. If they were to partner with Adult Swim, then maybe we'd have a place for the shows that still have a strong audience that the network can no longer afford. Get on Twitter or Facebook and tell Hulu how much you love "Metalocalypse" and who knows what'll happen?
The plan may not be that far-fetched in an era where TV shows get revived often and Hulu is expanding into original content, but at this point it may be in fans' hands.