He's proven what he can do with Pushing Daisies, and he should be doing that here-- just jettison all the baggage and be completely original.
was cancelled after two short seasons. In other words, it failed. Bryan Fuller might want to do something totally original again, but he doesn't control the money -- the Hollywood studios, and the advertisers, do -- and they've always
been risk-adverse. Better to back a pre-sold property that will have a built-in audience then to back something harder to market.