Ron Howard Wants “Backdraft” to Get a TV Series

Ron Howard wants “Backdraft” to be the next of his movies to get the TV series treatment.  That’s the 1991 firefighter movie starring Kurt Russell and William Baldwin.

Ron told Entertainment Weekly, “‘Backdraft’ would be really good.  You could get the scope and the intensity that we had to do all in-camera, now we could do it efficiently and safely.  We were kind of on the borderline there when you throw the safety question into what we were doing.  I was so relieved when we wrapped.  But now I believe we could tackle it and be just as ambitious visually and be a little safer.”

He clarified that a series is NOT in the works, but that producer Brian Grazer talks about it from time to time.  If it were to happen, it would be Ron’s third movie to become a series.

His 1989 movie “Parenthood” was adapted into a series in 1990 for one season, then a second time in 2010 for six seasons.  And 1988’s “Willow” is now a series on Disney+.