Showrunners on spoilers
Think it's hard avoiding internet spoilers? It's even harder trying to create a show with them popping up everywhere, as these writers agree.
US showrunners interviewed for The Hollywood Reporter agreed that spoilers, mostly through the internet (and occasionally through publicists), made their life next to impossible.
Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes, True Blood‘s Alan Ball, Mad Men‘s Matthew Weiner and Weeds‘ Jenji Kohan were part of a round table discussion.
“They want to be right. They want to be able to come back and say ‘I called it,'” says Kohan.
“And I also think they want to be part of the show,” says Ball.
Weiner even talks about “ex-communication” for fans who go too far.