The future of Ringer may hang in the balance, but the producers seem to have a general hold on where they’d take a second season should the show be renewed.
First of all, executive producer Pam Veasey explained the decision to end the first season with Bridget finding out that her equally duplicitous twin is alive:
“It felt right. It’s time to let Bridget have the upper hand. She has been playing on the defense the whole year, keeping a secret. What if they find out? What consequences does it have for me? I won’t be able to go back home. I can’t go back to Wyoming, I can’t go back to Lake Tahoe. My sister committed suicide. I stepped into her shoes. She’s always been on the defensive. Now it’s time to give her a little bit of information so she can be on the offensive.”
As for what a potential second season would hold, Veasey believes the storytelling would shift to being more about the consequences rather than the past:
“The next season would rely on living in the present. If you think about the past season, it had a lot of back-story. The beauty of another season would be that we’d live in the present, only in the present. That’s the beauty of answering all the questions. All the secrets are out and past, and now it’s the consequences of both the lies and the truth.”
While the ratings-challenged Ringer is up against it when it comes to getting a second season, Veasey is hopeful the serial becomes more attractive once its time-shifted performance is taken into consideration:
“CW works completely different [than CBS]. It has to do with all this brilliantly new technology that people are downloading and tweeting. We got the most downloaded from iTunes, and the most this and the most that, which is something I don’t deal with on CSI: NY.”
We’ll keep you updated on the future of Ringer.