In 2007, Jason Gann expanded his short film into an Australian TV series called "Wilfred," which followed Gann's title character as he wrecked havoc in the life of Adam, a hapless suitor for his owner, Sarah. To clarify, Wilfred is a dog, who appeared as a man in a cheap dog suit to Adam. But to everyone else, Wilfred was just an ordinary dog. The original series lasted for 16 episodes before FX picked up the rights for an American remake.
Beginning on Thursday, June 23, Gann will reprise his role on the new "Wilfred" series, with "Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood stepping in as Ryan, the potential boyfriend of Wilfred's beautiful owner Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann). Earlier today, Gann and Wood spoke to the press about the show and answered our questions about the genesis of the project and what we can expect from the upcoming season.