TV Show Filmed in Ocean Beach – ‘Terriers’ – May Finally Be Made into Movie or Revived

by on July 13, 2020 · 5 comments

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The return of Terriers in TV or film may finally be in the works according to one of the stars of the short-lived FX series, Donal Logue.

by Holden Walter-Warner / Screen Rant / July 12, 2020

The return of Terriers may finally be in the works, according to one of the stars of the short-lived series. The show was a comedy-drama that doubled as a crime program, airing for 13 episodes on FX a decade ago. Terriers couldn’t count an audience above a million viewers after the pilot and was subsequently canceled as a result. It was a critical darling, however, and interest in reviving it in some fashion has been rising for years.

Donal Logue, one of Terriers’ stars, is now confirming that a return to Ocean Beach, San Diego may be on the horizon. Logue played unlicensed private investigator Hank Dolworth, and when speaking with [Ed.: see below], the series star shared that executive producer Shawn Ryan and creator Ted Griffin have both brought up the possibility of reviving the program. This revival could take the form of either a follow-up movie or a rebooted show.

Logue cited the show’s reborn popularity as a factor in the possible revival of the show. Terriers was added to Hulu in March when the FX on Hulu promotion began. While there are no numbers on how many people are streaming the show, its availability has certainly led to new people finding it and falling in love with it.

Terriers didn’t get its due when it was first on in Fall 2010, another one-season show canceled before it could find its audience. Ryan attempted to use Kickstarter to create a Terriers movie back in 2013, but it never happened. Hopefully, Terriers has better success for this potential revival.


FX delivered audiences Terriers back in 2010 and the series only lasted for one season, but in an age when streaming services allow audiences access to series that might fly under the radar and have looked towards the past for series that could be revived, fans continue to clamor to get more adventures for the series, which only lasted 13 episodes. Star Donal Logue recently confirmed that there had been talks of doing either a film or a revival of the series, but that even if the series never returned, those episodes are some of the work he’s most proud of in his career.

“You know, there was talk. Every once in a while, [executive producer] Shawn Ryan brings it up, or [creator] Ted Griffin, of maybe doing a movie or a revival,” Logue confirmed with “I know we’d all be very down for that because that was just such a spectacular gift for me. If someone’s like, ‘What do you do?’ I go, ‘You know what? If you have patience just watch 13 episodes of Terriers. Not even the first three where it’s circling to where it goes,’ and I’m like, ‘That’s what I do, and if you like it cool, and if you don’t, great.’ That was close to me. It was where I grew up and my sister was in it and me and [co-star] Mikey Raymond-James, I just thought that that was such an incredibly well written and shot and executed show. I’m just happy we got to make it and FX released it and then it had life in streaming because it was missed in the first go-round, but I think a lot of people found it.”

In the series, Logue starred as an alcoholic ex-cop who opened a private investigation firm with his best friend, who is a former criminal. The series has 92% positive reviews on aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

The power of the program is so strong that Logue noted it’s one of the only projects he’s starred in that he can consume as a fan, despite his own involvement.

“In the old days, it would have just been a pilot that probably didn’t go any further. Man, it was really great,” the actor detailed. “I can’t watch myself, I’m one of those people, but I can watch Terriers. And I fall for it every time, whenever I watch Terriers here and there I’m just like, ‘Man,’ I’m taken into it.”

He added, “I can totally watch Terriers. We talked about doing, before COVID, a kind of marathon screening at a local movie theater, which would be really cool.”



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Michelle July 13, 2020 at 10:41 am

Best news of 2020


Frank Gormlie July 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Right? But the other good news of the year was …. …. was … ah ….


Gordon July 13, 2020 at 11:31 am

It was a great show and under appreciated at the time. I’ve recently rewatched the entire series and loved it even more. Very well written with believable plots and fine acting. Please bring it back as a series.


Frank Gormlie July 13, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Gordon, you’re right there. I also re-watched it and picked up small details and nuances I missed the first time around. The OB Rag actually had reviews of the shows. (Go to our search bar and type in Terriers.


Ol OB Hippie July 13, 2020 at 9:48 pm

Wow! Logue is 10 years older – he won’t be able to jump over OB fences as he used to. This was truly a great show – and OB in the background to boot! If you haven’t streamed it, do it! And don’t like the title throw you off. Bad title.


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