Executive producer Brian Buckner recently discussed the whys and wherefores of last weekends series finale of HBO’s long running vampire drama series ‘True Blood.’
While discussing the show (via The Hollywood Reporter) Buckner said that he wanted to bring the series back to Sookie and Bill, who were the central relationship of the show during its first couple of seasons.
He added that he never felt that Sookie and Bill belonged together, stating: “I think it’s obvious from these seven years that Sookie and Bill were not meant to be true love forever.”
The exec added that he did contemplate having Sookie give up her fairy powers, but in the end decided against it.
“The idea was that we wanted Bill to be correct when he said that Sookie could have a normal life,” Buckner explained. “The twist, of course, being that Sookie chooses to keep her power and specialness, and persevere despite his belief that she couldn’t be okay without giving up her powers.”
The finale closed with the reveal that Sookie ends up marrying an unnamed man, expecting a child with him.
“We felt like it was irrelevant, honestly, who Sookie wound up with,” Buckner stated. “What we wanted to know was that she was happy and living the life that she wanted to lead.
“To introduce some other stranger in the last five minutes of the finale wouldn’t have made a lot of sense. We made a choice to say it’s every man.”
Buckner said that he wanted to give ‘True Blood’ viewers a happy less gore filled ending.
“I know that the show has made its living on sex and gore and violence, but without story, all that starts to take on the feeling of snuff film.
“The more surprising ending for this is this intimate, small, beautiful story of these people in a small time.”