Ed Asner’s phenomenal 7-decade-spanning career will continue on after his passing Sunday, with at least 7 projects already in post-production or completed.
From The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Elf, Up, and Cobra-Kai, Ed Asner would touch hearts and bring smiles to billions over the course of seven decades. But even the most remarkable of lives must come to an end. He died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, at age 91.
Indeed, Ed Asner has left us after a truly special life. His career, however, is far from over. In fact, the late icon has no less than seven projects ready or nearly ready to go. And even this number pales in comparison to the whopping 12 projects Asner was cast in for the future. While those roles may need to be recast, the work he’d already completed ensures we have plenty more from the beloved Ed heading our way. Let’s take a look at the latter.
According to his IMDb credits, Ed Asner will appear in the following projects:
- A Fargo Christmas Story (post-production) as Popcorn Bud
- Back Home Again (post-production) as Peter Lionsbridge (voice)
- The Gettysburg Address (Documentary) (post-production) as Edward Everett (voice)
- The Last Saturday Night (TV Series) (post-production) as Gerald (2020-2021)
- Scarlett (TV Movie) (post-production) as Lou
- Awaken (completed) as Mike Wilson
- and in an episode of The Premise (TV Series) (completed) titled “The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler” (2021)
Perhaps the most exciting amongst these (at least for this Outsider and lifelong Ed Asner fan) is Sean Conant’s complete story of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The documentary has an all-star cast, with Sam Elliott and Neal McDonough alongside Asner as only the tip of the iceberg.
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And these seven projects were only to be the beginning of the next decade for the late actor. As his IMDb industry credits show, Asner had at least a dozen more projects lined up and ready to go. Those are:
- Mee and McGee (announced) as Solomon
- Vail of Justice (announced) as Mr. Fields
- Unplugged (announced) as Dr. Eaton
- Back of Book (announced) as Jimmy Cole
- In-Security (TV Series) (announced) as Arthur
- A Promise Kept (pre-production) as Pharmacist
- AutoMouse (pre-production) as Dusty
- Rainbow Reef (TV Movie) (pre-production) as Richard Krampus
- Saigon Gold (TV Series) (pre-production) as Doc
- Sucre (pre-production) as Morris (Pawn Shop Owner)
- Blood (pre-production) as The Prophet
- Deadly Draw (filming) as Max Perlmutter
It is unclear at this time, however, which of these projects will need to be recast.
But no matter what, who, or how they are – Ed Asner will always be irreplaceable.