Would you have aspirations to do your own original arc in the season? Or do you like actually working with the books? Actually, would Joe let you?
Writer Jim Mickle: All those questions are a “maybe”? Joe letting us, “Maybe not”? Part of it’s going to be the reception, honestly. Someone earlier was like, “What if this is a huge success?” Like, whatever, I hope that it is. If it is, I don’t want it to be the sort of thing where people will go on Twitter and be like, “What’s going to happen next week?” and some knucklehead who read the book will be like, “Well, next week, such and such.” You don’t want that to happen, so I think we have to find our own version of it that satisfies what we all love about it, but also allows for enough curve balls to know that it can change at any point.
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