Modern Family: Jesse Tyler Ferguson confirms that a spin-off script has been written
Jesse Tyler Ferguson revealed that a modern family The derivative script has been written, although it has yet to be picked up by a network.
The actor starred in the popular sitcom – which ran from 2009 to 2020 – about a multi-generational family.
Talk to HEY Sunday night (June 12) at the Tony Awards, Ferguson was asked about the likelihood of a potential series spin-off for the beloved sitcom.
“The script is out and it’s very good,” he said during the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York. “So you know, who knows? If someone wants to produce it, maybe.
Earlier in May, during an appearance on Watch what’s happening live, Ferguson had told host Andy Cohen that there had been “discussions” regarding an offshoot.
However, at the time, he speculated that the ABC network ultimately decided against it because they “were ready to go in a different direction.”
Meanwhile, Ferguson won his first Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway revival of take me outalongside Jesse Williams, also nominated.
Amid the show’s run on Broadway, there was controversy after nude footage of Williams in the play was leaked on social media. This prompted the theater to install an infrared camera system to monitor future offenders.
Find the full list of Tony Award winners here.