Three or Five Seasons for FlashForward

Demetri NohFlashForward creator David S. Goyer is already taking preventative measures against the sort of complaints and accusations the writers of Lost recieved midway through the show’s run. Goyer has already announced that the entire show is perfectly planned.

“In a post-Lost world, when you take a pilot to the networks, they ask, ‘Do you have any idea where it goes?’ ” Goyer told USA Today. “As a viewer, I would feel frustrated if the show creators don’t know where they’re going.”

While Lost is one of the best shows on television, it certainly had a lot of fatty elements that could have been easily cut for a more streamlined and more concise story (Nikki and Paulo, anyone?). FlashForward hopes to learn from the past by showing deep character storylines while still maintaining the brisk pace mandated to keep the story going. “We couldn’t hang our hats on that big concept. It had to be about relationships and how it affected everyone’s lives. That, to me, was the hook,” said actor John Cho, who plays Demetri Noh in the series.

Goyer reassures audiences that FlashForward will still remain true to the story, however, and has a plotted beginning, middle, and end. The series, he says, will be told best in five seasons. It could, however, be shortened down to three, or “accordioned” out to last even longer than five.

Personally, I think it would be best if FlashForward ran for five seasons. It’s a good, concise number, that would keep the show from losing too much of what it is. Lost, when counting episodes, will have run for the length of five normal seasons by the time its over, and look how well that turned out for it.

And as for viewers wondering how the story will expand into a second season, Goyer has reassurances for them as well. “I hope people ask that,” Goyer says. “In some ways, I can’t wait to get there. It’s going to be more exciting than Season 1.”

Add Comment

Seal Team
What’s Next for SEAL Team After Season 2 Finale?
Christina on the Coast
Why We’ll Be Giving Christina on the Coast a Try
community tv show
Are We Ever Going to See Another Season of Community or a Movie?
Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black Season 7
Five Predictions for Orange is the New Black Season 7
Critics Calling ‘Avengers: Endgame’ a Box Office Disappointment Clearly Don’t Understand What That Really Is
The Problem with These New Disney Remakes
Why Did Nobody Think of ‘Brightburn’ Years Ago?
John Wick Chapter 4
What We Know about John Wick: Chapter 4 So Far
Sam Champion
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Sam Champion
Harriet Tubman
Five Actresses Who Should Play Harriet Tubman in a Biopic
Hana Cross
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Hana Cross
Beyond Westeros: 5 Fantasy Adaptations that Need to Happen Post-‘Game of Thrones’
Mister Sinister
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Mister Sinister
Alan Moore Comic Book Writer
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Alan Moore
Squirrel Girl
Why Squirrel Girl Deserves Her Own Featured Film
10 Things You Never Knew about Batman’s Logo
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Raphtalia
What Exactly is the Goku Ultra Instinct Form?
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Goblin Slayer
The History and Evolution of AnimeJapan
Georgia Setting
Is The Best ‘Walking Dead’ Story In A Video Game?
marvels iron man vr hero banner
Five Upcoming Superhero Video Games We’re Psyched For
Final Fantasy VII
Square Enix Finally Gives a Final Fantasy VII Update
Star Citizen
Will Gamers Ever Get to Play Star Citizen?