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I don't want to start watching the series "Resurrection" if it has no clear plot direction or conclusion. I've been burned by the likes of "Lost" and I don't want to go through that again.


Is Resurrection written with an end or explanation, or is it just made up as it goes? (I understand this may be difficult to answer, so I'll clarify)

Update: According to the IMBD page the series is based on a novel or series of novels. Do the novels have a clear direction? And does the series align with the novels enough to assume the end in the novels will be the end in the TV series?

It also says the series is an adaptation of the series "The Returned", did that have a clear conclusion?

Related: Continuity errors or another Lost?

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closed as off-topic by Tom, Andrew Martin, DustinDavis, System Down, JoshDM Mar 25 '14 at 17:14

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You know we're only three episodes into an eight episode season, right? It's really hard to answer this given that. – Andrew Martin Mar 25 '14 at 14:03
This question appears to be off-topic because no one knows the answer yet, leading to either just "no one knows" or pure speculative answers. – Tom Mar 25 '14 at 15:40
@Tom: I tried an answer, but agree totally. Might be worth having this type of off topic question made more explicit in the Help Center. – Andrew Martin Mar 25 '14 at 15:46
@Tom ... I actually believe there is a valid question in that, Is there anything written which shows the end goal of the series? Meaning, has anyone in the production team (as a whole) putout anything saying, Is this a five year mission? or some such ... – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 25 '14 at 15:49
Where is it stated in the help center, or on Meta that questions that have an answer of 'we don't know yet' are off-topic?! – user209 Mar 26 '14 at 0:06
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We're only three episodes into the eight episode season, so currently it's impossible to say.

This link contains an interview with the show's Executive Producers Tara Butters (@breadandbutters) and Michele Fazekas and thus contains major spoilers. Therefore, you probably shouldn't open it!! However, to give a summary of what's inside it.

Pros: The creators appear to have some idea of where they are going. They are trying to create a long, slow-unfolding mythology.

Cons: The last question from the interview:

Q: Was LOST an influence?

Tara: Absolutely. I don’t think you can do a show like this without having some influence. I feel very strongly that this show shouldn’t be more than 13 episodes a season, because my favorite seasons of LOST were the shorter seasons because they could be so much more.

Michele: When you’re building these continuous storyline episodes, you can’t jump around, you have to sort of build them in order. And if you change something back here, it sort of affects this. So that’s why we really liked having a smaller number of episodes, so you can really craft it and be smart about it. Versus just kind of filling space.

Given you specifically mentioned being disappointed by Lost in your question, maybe its influence is a bad sign!

At the very least, I would point out that if you're looking to get really sucked into a fun and engrossing series with a clear end, you should probably stick to one that has been out a while or completed its runtime!

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Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas previously created Reaper, which was canceled after the second season. They were however kind enough to later reveal some of the answers that were left open. – Oliver_C Mar 25 '14 at 17:08

No one knows, yet. The show just started its first season, so we have no idea of its over-arching structure. Check in after at least the first season has completed.

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Maybe more fit as a comment rather than an answer? – Tom Mar 25 '14 at 15:35
'No one knows' is a perfectly cromulent answer. I'll edit it with updated information once it's available. – user209 Mar 25 '14 at 15:36

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