Ending on a massive cliffhanger, Greg Garcia’s comedy My Name is Earl may have a chance at life once again. Speaking about the Jay and Silent Bob reboot, actor Jason Lee was asked about the long-since canned series and if he’d be willing to take on the role of Earl Hickey once again. Simply put, he would and it seems Garcia would be on board as well.
“We would be, we’ve talked about it, yeah. At least like, even a little three-part series to wrap up the list or something, we’ve talked about it, yeah.”
It won’t matter what form it takes, Lee and fans just want closure that the older Hickey managed to cross everything off his list. Not to mention the less-than calm way the final episode ended.
My Name is Earl ended abruptly during the fourth season with a “to be continued” at the end. But, sadly, no episodes followed and fans were left disheartened. It wasn’t just fans, though, throughout the decade since it ceased production in 2009, it was fondly remembered and Lee and Garcia tried to appease fans by answering questions about what would happen.
Starting in 2005, the Garcia-created series followed the tales of the low-life crook, Earl Hickey and his naive brother Randy after getting run over right as he won the lottery. He found solace in the belief of karma telling him to turn his life around. Ever since then, he made a list of all the bad things he’d done in life to cross them out one-by-one at random intervals.