We were devastated to hear that Cartoon Network’s UnNatural History would not be back for a second season and it looks like fans were as well.
Deadline got a chance to chat with creator Mike Werbunnatural-history-s2-thoughts about the series and found out just what would’ve happened if the show was picked up for another run. Read his note below:
“I am sorry but we have been unable to secure a second season from another network. The reasons are too tedious to get in to but thanks for loving what was. Itâ€™s nice to hear that the show I intended to make (a show that both kids, teenagers and parents could watch alone or together without ripping their eyeballs out â€” reached some people â€” even if that audience wasnâ€™t large enough to satisfy the network. Thereâ€™s some website on facebook where people hit â€œlikeâ€ to request that Warners release the season on DVD. In case you are on FB and so inclined â€“ I think itâ€™s called ‘unnatural history dvd release.’
“SEASON 2 THOUGHTS for those interested: I had planned a 2-part opener with extreme adventures involving Genghis Khanâ€™s tomb, a Mongolian death worm, Henryâ€™s disappearance in a sand storm, the rescue of a newborn camel as well as Henryâ€™s (Kevin Schmidt) parents and uncle Bryan. The rest of season 2 (upon the leads return to DC) would have covered subjects ranging from the kids finding the 18 1/2 minute gap of the Nixon/Watergate tapes, Hemingwayâ€™s lost novel, vampire finches (they really exist), a Stradivarius violin, a Native American mystery, DB Cooper, the underground railroad, etc. etc etc â€” plus a deepening of the triangular relationship between Henry, Maggie (Italia Ricci) and Jasper (Jordan Gavaris), the return of Jasperâ€™s mother from France â€” among other familial and emotional issues set against historical and scientific adventures.
“Anyway, for the handful reading this â€” wishing you all a happy, healthy 2011.
Mike Werb, creator, Unnatural History.”
IF YOU WERE THE SHOWRUNNER, what would you like to see in season two?