Last year, after the cancellation of Cold Case, a group of fans on the Look Again forum decided to write their own season 8. That work has come to fruition and the results are now being made available with the season première yesterday.
I’ll let participant nomnivore take it from here:
Our first episode in Cold Case’s virtual season eight is now available!
Visit www.coldcasevirtualseason.net for the first episode in our virtual season “The Wall”, written by Todd Smitts.
Lilly and the squad reopen the case of a CIA agent who retired at the end of the Cold War, only to be murdered in a park in 1993, when new evidence comes to light that robbery may not have been the motive. As they delve deeper into the case, they soon learn that even retired spies have secrets, and that the man’s co-workers and even his own family may know more than their letting on. Meanwhile, as Lilly gets ready for a new chapter, working for the FBI, she begins to have second thoughts as she she realizes she’ll be leaving behind more than just her job. The music of REM is played throughout the episode. Part 1 of 2.
In the coming weeks we’ll publish further episodes featuring Cold Cases from all eras (including a case from 1926). Highlights include:
- Lilly must choose between working in the FBI and staying with Stillman’s team
- Scotty deals with fallout from his involvement in Jimmy Mota’s murder
- The return of former Deputy Commissioner Patrick Doherty
- We learn more about the extended Rush- Cooper family
Congratulations to all involved for making this happen. It’s a shame that I can’t make screencaps from it I’ve added a link in the menu on the right to the CC VS8 site.
Any chance there’ll be a story line about a suave Englishman sweeping Lilly off her feet?
It seems that this site is one of the top ones people are reaching when searching for information about Cold Case Season 8. A large percentage of the recent traffic has shown that the autumn/fall schedules, with its mix of returning favourites and new shows, has got viewers wondering why new Cold Case episodes are not being broadcast. So, I just wanted to add help clarify the situation with this quick post for those searching for information.
Sadly, there will not be a Cold Case season 8.
Viewers in the UK are still out of luck as there is no sign of Sky, or any other channel, showing Cold Case series 7, let alone series 8.
It has finally been announced, though not quite officially by CBS, that Cold Case will not be renewed for another season. Unfortunately it comes as no great shock, but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing to hear.
Jonathan Littman, an executive producer on many Bruckheimer shows, sent this Tweet earlier:
Rainy day brings gloomy news with COLD CASE and MIAMI MEDICAL not being renewed. A great run on one and a way too short run on the other. – Link
With CBS picking up 4 new drama series yesterday (Hawaii 5-0, Defenders, Blue Bloods and a Criminal Minds spin-off) something had to go to make room.
Let me reiterate what I said in my earlier piece about Cold Case past, present and future: Thank you to all involved in making 7 seasons of a great show. Best wishes for the future to everyone.
Update: Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera on Cold Case) has posted a comment on IMDb thanking all the fans for watching these past 7 seasons. You can read it here.
Update 2: CBS have announced their fall schedule. Cold Case is not on it. See here and here.
The folks over at Cold Case discussion board Look Again are initiating a campaign to get Cold Case an 8th season. Under threat of non-renewal for season 7, though Kathryn herself has said it wasn’t as bad as many think, the tide seems to be against the chances of another reprieve.
Can a clear sign of support by as many fans as possible convince CBS to continue with the show? It certainly does no harm to try.
You can find all the details here in Byrdman‘s thread on Look Again.
TV gossip-monger Michael Ausiello has a couple of quotes from our favourite lady. That’d be Kathryn, in case you hadn’t guessed. As part of his regular Ask Ausiello section they are in response to a reader asking for any general Cold Case scoops.
The idea of an eight season is raised.
Ausiello: Like her character, Kathryn Morris is spending a lot of time thinking about the past, even if she’s glad to still be around in the present. Cold Case’s close brush with network death (before eventually getting renewed for another season) has her feeling “a little more sentimental this year,” she says. “Everyone is waxing poetic about the good times. ‘Remember when you were sick with the flu in season two and I brought you chicken soup and we became best friends?’ ‘Remember that one time when I ripped a Dolce & Gabbana suit by walking by a rusty desk in homicide the first day they let me wear it? I’m sorry.’” Regarding the possibility of an eighth season, she says, “I think we are optimistic that we could go on as long as the audience wants us to. It isn’t like we will run out of crime in Philadelphia.”
We’ll just have to wait and see.
You can find the full article here.