Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Executive Producer Tim Burns on My Babysitter’s a Vampire Cliffhanger

Happy New Year!

I’m a little late on this but My Babysitter’s a Vampire show runner/executive producer Tim Burns replied to a fan in November on the Facebook group about the S2 cliffhanger and our S3/movie that we won’t be getting. Consider this my late Christmas gift to spread to the rest of the [still very active after 3 years] fandom.

And I think this reply from Tim is very nice and it shows us that the producers wanted the show to go on, or attempt to make a second film to give us ‘closure’. I don’t know how Canadian TV goes but typically in the U.S., the showrunners/producers move on after a certain length of time of the show being canned. The MBV producers & Fresh TV have been active in social media with the fans since the last episodes aired in both the U.S. and Canada back in 2012-early 2013 and I’m sure we all thank them for it. I know I do! And I just think it’s astonishing that here we are 2015-16 and people are still abuzz about ‘Vampire’.

And unfortunately, this may be my last post. Unless someone (YTV, Teletoon, some network in Canada) decides to do something regarding the show/a movie. I’ll still be on Twitter (@AllThingsMBAV) from time to time though, but mostly retweeting and remembering. Below is what Tim said:

“Hey Lara. I like your post, and I feel your pain! As one of the executive producers, and the head-writer “show runner” of the series, all I can sai is that we tried very hard to make a season 3, or a second movie, happen. The ‘Lucifractor’ storyline was my idea in the first place, and I DID have some solutions in mind for how we would continue the story… I even created a few different scenarios for the second movie. But we hit nothing put problems with broadcasters, budgets, and some difficulties keeping the cast together. It’s not surprising that such talented young actors want to move on to other things… All I can say is that it was just as sad for us as it was for you to see the series cut short at the season 2 cliffhanger. I haven’t completely given up hope that the story will continue some day -- even if it means doing so with a ‘next generation’ of characters. It’s out of my power – I’m just a writer. But the entire team of writers, actors, and producers who created the show are proud of the series, and it means a great that loyal fans like you still keep the flame alive. I wish I had better news. But all I can say is ‘thanks’ for your support, and ‘sorry’ that we left everyone hanging. If we ever find a way to raise MBV from the grave, I hope you and the other loyal fans aren’t too old to still enjoy iy. Thanks for being a fan! (PS. Your English is fine. AND I know where the Lucifractor is now… it’s on my desk!”