Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ‘Happyish’ is Unlikely to Continue After His Death

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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman sadly passed away aged 46, reportedly after a drug overdose. According to reports, a new Showtime show named ‘Happyish’ will now be scrapped from production because the actor “drives every scene” in the pilot episode which was the only episode of the show filmed so far. A source commented that it is difficult to see a way for the show to actually move on without the actor and it will likely never premiere:

”It is hard to imagine a way in which it could go on. His role would have to be recast and there weren’t any other actors in serious consideration aside from Philip. If the show does move forward, the premiere would be delayed as pilot would need to be reshot.”

Showtime also commented on Hoffman’s untimely death, stating that he was one of the “most brilliant actors” and it is a tragic loss for family and fans:

 ”Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation’s finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time.”

The actor was due to finish up work on ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and 2’ but it looks as though his work on the films were for the most part complete and his death won’t delay the release of either film.

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