With the show being
renewed for two more seasons, what does that mean in terms of the storytelling
and what you guys can do? Does this also mean that there's an end date in mind?
SH: Well, I don't
think we have an ending in mind. In terms of storytelling, it does make you
reach a little bit farther. Like, when you're writing season three and you know
you have a season four expected of you, there are some things you think, “Maybe
that's for later,” where in other seasons, we just threw everything else out. You
have to have an overview of the series and know what it's about and know what
you want to say so you're not just continuing to just drop out episodes. You
need to have a really good understanding of what you want your audience to get
from it. As long as you have that in your mind, it sort of becomes a little bit
easier. I don't think we ever think about it in terms of how we think we see it
ending. Because it's slice-of-life-like, isn't it?
RD: I certainly
don't think about how it would end, because this show -- more than a lot of
shows -- is more about the process than about how these two characters relate
to each other and how they deal with challenges. Sure, we have some crazy and
challenging things happen to them, but really, at the end of the day or the end
of the series, it's not about what happens to them but how they deal with it
and how they affect each other and how they help each other. That would be what
I'll remember about this show when I'm old and grey.
SH: Yeah, that's
true. We do have this weird fantasy that -- because we're both huge Richard
Linklater fans -- if it did end, in 10 years’ time, we might pick it up again.
Just see what happens.
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