In the finale, Oscar said having Mayfair arrested was Phase 1 of their plan, though at Comic-Con you said Phase 2 was the final phase. Can you talk about the facets of Phase 2 and how it ups the stakes in season 2?
Exec producer Martin Gero: You want to be slightly ahead of where people expect you to be. People would expect a show in its second season to not be like, “The end game is this season!” They’re trying to do their end game plan this season. For me, every season of the show should feel like a separate novel in a series of books you like. What that allows us to do is have really satisfying endings without the show ending. Where the show goes after season 2, we’re very, very excited about. We have a very good idea for season 3. I think you have to continually reinvent these things.
Cable shows are burning through story [in] 10, 12, 13 episodes, sometimes eight episodes a year. So when we’re doing 22, that’s the pace that people are used to when they’re watching storytelling now.
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