The world will be different after next week!

Posted on May 22, 2010


24 is ending

Fox confirmed Friday that after eight seasons, 24 will air its series finale on May 24. Star Kiefer Sutherland told that producing a ninth season for another network like NBC was not an option because he and executive producer Howard Gordon were ready to call it quits.

“The writers are producing the equivalent of 12 films a year, which is unheard of, and Howard felt to do a ninth would be potentially damaging,” said Sutherland. “We both felt strongly that there has been a demand and an interest in a 24 film, which would be a two-hour representation of a 24-hour day, so we felt it was time to move in that direction.”

Lost is also ending

The Wall Street Journal: Is there such a thing as a satisfying ending when people are so attached to a show and its characters?

Damon Lindelof: That paradox is the operative question. As soon as we said we were pushing for an end date three years ago, we knew the fans would get behind that and now that we’re here, we’re looking down the barrel of the gun. How can you wrap it up not just for the characters but wrapping up a very intricate mythology which will essentially tell people their theories are wrong? People don’t want to hear that. We resigned that we won’t satisfy everybody so it became about satisfying ourselves.

Carlton Cuse: Our focus has always been on the characters and we spend 80% or 90% of the time talking [in the writer’s room] about characters and 10% talking about mythology. So our main concern is to have satisfying resolutions to the characters. We can’t answer every last question about the show. If we did that, the show would be so pedantic that it would be uninteresting. Take “Star Wars,” for example. When the Force was a more ambiguous notion, it was more satisfying than when George Lucas tried to explain it as particles in the blood stream of a Jedi.