A Groundhog Day TV series is in the works, according to one of the stars of the beloved 1993 comedy.
According to Stephen Tobolowsky, who played irritating insurance salesman Ned Ryerson, the proposed series would take place 30 years after the events of the original.
“I was working on The Goldbergs or [spin-off series] Schooled, one of those shows over on the Sony lot, and one of the producers saw me and goes, ‘Oh, Stephen! Stephen! We’re working on a Groundhog Day TV show. Could you be Ned for the TV show?’
“I go, ‘Sure, yeah, no problem.’ But it’s Ned 30 years later. What has his life become?”
Groundhog Day starred Bill Murray as a curmudgeonly weatherman who travels to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual groundhog festival, only to be stuck re-living the same day over and over.
The romantic comedy also starred Andie McDowell and Chris Elliott; the film’s title has become synonymous with the idea of a day being repeated.
The original script for the film called for Murray’s character to be stuck in a time loop for 10,000 years – although the filmmakers claimed that it lasted just 10.