The OC creator and government producer Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage spoke throughout an interview with Vanity Fair which was launched on Monday.
Entertainment business figures confirmed that they obtained a largely detrimental response from the teenager drama followers after the on-screen character died.
The present’s creator, who propelled lots of his forged members to stardom, and his inventive companion additionally expressed outspoken remorse over the way in which Cooper died on this system.
Schwartz started by talking in regards to the storylines The OC’s inventive staff would have beloved to discover had the present been renewed for a fifth season.
“Alex and Ryan might have been fun, a love triangle between Alex, Ryan, and Marissa. Seth and Marissa were always unholy,’ he said.
Opening: The OC creator and executive producer Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage talked about killing off Mischa Barton’s character, Marissa Cooper, during an interview with Vanity Fair released Monday
Harsh: Entertainment industry numbers showed that they received a mostly negative response from the teen drama fans after the on-screen character died; they can be seen in 2021
The screenwriter, 47, then spoke about the decision to write Cooper off in a car accident.
“It’s something we regret, and looking back on it, we wish we could have come up with a different solution,” he mentioned.
Schwartz added that the present’s inventive staff “didn’t see an alternative path at the time, which is why we went down that path.”
The author then mentioned that the present’s staff would have appreciated to have ensured that Barton might have come again to the sequence.
“In hindsight, there were a lot of other ways we could have written the character out of the show — and given Mischa the break she needed and wanted — that would still have allowed that character to return,” he mentioned.
Schwartz went on to debate the final fan response to Cooper’s taking pictures of Trey Atwood over this system’s three seasons.
“Everyone was very upset in a way that was fun to experience. They were shocked and I heard from parents who said their children were crying over what had happened. In the end, it was the response you wanted to get from the audience,” he mentioned.
He then famous that The O.C.’s producers instantly seen the scorn from followers after Cooper was killed off.
Reasoning: Schwartz added that the present’s inventive staff “didn’t see an alternative path at the time, which is why we went down that path”
Looking again, the author mentioned on the time that the present’s staff would have appreciated to have assured Barton might have come again to the sequence
Unfortunate Circumstances: Savage additional said that the choice to kill off Cooper was in the end out of the arms of the inventive staff
“When we saw the reaction from that audience after Marissa’s death, it didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel like that audience had been served or respected in the way that we always wanted and wanted,” he mentioned.
Schwartz said that the present’s inventive staff was experiencing numerous “regret” on the time.
Savage went on to state that the choice to kill Cooper was in the end out of the arms of the inventive staff.
“We were also under tremendous pressure to do something with that level of drama. Killing a series regular came from above. If we wanted a season four, we should do something like this,” she mentioned.