Not that I’ve ever done it, but I can imagine trying to pitch an original TV pilot has got to be the hardest thing in the world. You need a compelling premise, cool characters, a complex story that can be wrapped up in 13-22 episodes, but also have enough of an overarching theme that you can make a series out of it. You do all that work, just to watch a network say “Pass.”
Then, you’re got a guy that says, “Let’s make ‘X Movie’ into a TV show” and, he gets to watch his money roll in. Why? Because, networks don’t like risks, and a movie already has a fan base built in. Extend that idea to network or streaming television and you’re sitting on a low-risk gold mine. Now, some of the movie-to-tv adaptions out there sound like they’re bound to fail, but there are others that might just go the distance.
I’d be down to committing to wearing a deep groove in my couch over these TV adaptations.