While “Pan Am” is now officially done at ABC, the show may take off again on the Internet.
Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures TV, the studio behind the period drama, has spoken with Amazon about picking up the series for its slate of original programming. The publication also reiterates what they recently reported, that Sony continues to explore other avenues, including cable, to revive the show.
While it never caught on in the U.S., “Pan Am” has done very well overseas. In fact, it recently won “Best Series” at the Rose d’Or TV awards, Europe’s equivalent of the Emmys. And Sony would certainly like to capitalize on that interest. Amazon makes at least some sense because the site already offers episodes of the show’s first season. That said, it doesn’t exactly overlap with their previously-announced plans to focus on developing comedy and children’s programming.
If “Pan Am” sees a second life on the Internet, it wouldn’t be the only canceled show to make a comeback online. Netflix is already in the process of bringing back “Arrested Development” on the streaming site.