Philip Seymour Hoffman's ‘Happyish’ Could Still Be Recast for Showtime

Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'Happyish' Could Still Be Recast for Showtime

TCA 2014: Showtime president David Nevins says casting would need to be “perfectly put together”

Showtime president David Nevins says there's a chance that “Happyish,” the series that was to have starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, could come air with a new lead.

Creator Shalom Auslander has written five scripts for the show so far, Nevins said at a Television Critics Association panel Friday.

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“I now am sitting on five scripts from Shalom that I think are brilliant,” Nevins said. “If I can cast it the same way, it's something I will probably make. But there's no guarantees. It's got to be perfectly put together.”

“Happyish” had only shot a pilot before Hoffman's drug-related death at 46. He played a frazzled advertising executive who struggles with how much selling out is too much selling out.

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After his death, Auslander said Hoffman had “the biggest, brokenest heart of anyone I have ever met.