15 TV Show Creators Who Spilled Major Details About Their Shows
When done right, ambiguity is a lot of fun in art. Did that top ever fall in Inception? What actually happened to Tony at the end of The Sopranos? Will the Seinfeld characters get rehabbed and rehabilitated in prison, or will they languish forever, rehashing old conversations? For God’s sake, please tell us that Steve from Blue’s Clues is still alive!
But ambiguity is, unambiguously, difficult. Fans will have competing theories about what really happened, there will be endless debates on forums and wikis, a whole mess of perspectives will come into play. And that’s supposed to be the fun side of fandom, or even writing prompts for burgeoning Genes Roddensberries or Georges Luccii. But sometimes these debates linger in a toxic, liminal space that finally makes the show creator throw up their hands and say “Can we all calm down! Here’s what happened!” This is 15 times creators felt compelled to clarify their visions: