The following post contains spoilers from the True Blood series finale. You have been warned.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, many True Blood fans were left disappointed by last week’s series finale. And a lot of them took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
Remember when True Blood was at least a little entertaining? That ending was… not good. — Sean Gerski (@DoubleDown44) August 25, 2014
The series finale of True Blood features flashbacks depicting its viewers, in better times, actually enjoying the show. — Ian Bogost (@ibogost) August 25, 2014
But despite a lot of fans being left underwhelmed, True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner is defending the show’s final episode. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hit vampire series ended with Sookie (Anna Paquin) pregnant and married to a mystery man.
A lot of True Blood fans thought she would end up with either Bill (Stephen Moyer) or Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), but that didn’t happen. Buckner said he didn’t find it necessary to show “who Sookie wound up with,” and that led to his decision to go with what he described as “every man.”
“I don’t think there was a lot of talk about the end game other than people sitting around in a room going, ‘Bill or Eric? Bill or Eric?'” he said. “That was the thing we were pretty leery of, because you immediately alienate everybody who likes the other guy. We chose to have it as Sookie marries every man.”
A separate article from The Hollywood Reporter stated that the “every man” in the True Blood finale was actually stuntman Tim Eulich. Buckner mentioned that Eulich was chosen because he “had the best arms.”
“He’s just an unassuming stunt guy where we said, ‘He’s got great arms and would look good frying a turkey,'” Buckner added.
And Buckner mentioned that he was more interested in showing that Sookie was “happy and living the life she wanted to live.”
“To introduce some other stranger in the last five minutes of the finale wouldn’t have made a lot of sense,” he said.
Buckner noted that he’s “sure” the True Blood finale “could be told in a different way,” but the series might have gone in a different path if he wanted to assure that every single fan would be satisfied.
“We can’t break story from fear of how people are going to be disappointed, and the show had to end somehow,” he added. “I’m sort of defiantly proud of what we did.”
And while there were many fans who were left disappointed, some are upset that True Blood will not be returning.
Do you miss True Blood or are you glad it’s over?
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