Scott Rosenbaum has confirmed that he has a three season plan for Gang Related.
The fate of the serialized crime drama remains uncertain at Fox, which has yet to renew the show for Season 2. However, the showrunner says he has a “very good strong” plan for at least the first three seasons of Gang Related.
Speaking to Hitfix, Rosenbaum opened up on the challenge of mapping out the show’s first three seasons, whilst keeping the story and character arcs credible and open to change along the way:
Yes. Do I have a plan, is he gonna just balance both sides potentially throughout the entire run of the show? No. I don’t think that’s gonna happen. I think there is gonna be a point where he’s either caught or he switches sides and changes but the question is, even with that happening, you still have the question of, “Well once he switches sides or once he gets caught that how do you maintain the show and the sort of the drama and tension?” And I think that just comes down to getting to a point where you love the characters, you’re completely intrigued by them and you’re bringing in new story and new twists and turns and keeping, though, being that it’s credible. I mean one of the things that is a struggle and we worked really hard on in Season 1 is even though we know that we want to have a Season 2 and a Season 3 and we have a direction of where we want to take that, we have to make sure that the audience doesn’t watch the show and say, “Oh this is bogus. He would have been caught by now.” And so we always worried about that with Vic, which is if the audience ever starts to believe that Vic should have been caught we’re in trouble so how do we get out of it? Well, we use all of our brains doing Vic smarter, so smart that when he gets out of stuff you actually believe that he would have gotten out of it.
Elaborating, he continued:
I think we have a really good plan actually.. Some people say, “Oh I know what seven seasons are.” I have ideas of where it can go, but what we do have is – and with a show like this it’s very important in these serialized shows to have a game plan well ahead of time — we have a very good strong plan for at least through Season 3 of how to maintain the tension but also – and again I don’t want to give away what happens at the end of the season and hopefully you’ll stick with us and watch it because I think it’s a really fun, interesting turn — we have a plan that I think we can keep people credibly believing that the things that are happening in the world are happening.
Hopefully we’ll get a Season 2, when you’re writing a show right now you don’t know how the audience necessarily is gonna react. You have a sense of how you think they’re gonna react. You want to push them to react in a certain way obviously. I mean you can’t change it but there’s no doubt that there’s a possibility that if the way the audience reacts to how the season plays out is different than what the intention was, I’ll probably, [Creator] Chris [Morgan] and I and the rest of the group will probably have to change some of the stuff we do in Season 2, because we’ve designed Season 1 to go to a very specific place in Season 2 and expect the audience to have a certain reaction to that.
To be continued…