The thriller drama follows a wealthy Boston family who discover that someone close may be a serial killer. The cast includes Antony Starr, Virginia Madsen, Juliet Rylance, Justin Chatwin, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman, Megan Ketch, and Elliot Knight.
In the interview, Brinkerhoff revealed she has a master plan:
I had a plan when I pitched the show, and it stayed pretty close to that. But when we sat down in the writers’ room, we made a master plan of what would happen over the course of the first season. So we would be able to build towards the final answer and put in little hints and teases along the way.”
The showrunner added that the season one finale will be satisfying:
There will be resolution, yes. You’ll get all the answers. That was something we made sure of early on, this is kind of like your summer novel, in TV form. So you get an answer. I wanted there to be one satisfying story, and then figure out how to pivot to Season 2. That’s the fun part.”
And while CBS has not renewed American Gothic yet, Brinkerhoff says she has plans for future seasons:
Yeah, when I pitched it, it was that the first five or six seasons would be the same general idea, but each season would be a different family, different setting, different mystery. So it will explore similar themes and be very character-based. That’s the creative ideal for all of us … the same universe, same playground, but to completely reinvent the family and the story, which we can do over and over again.”
The two-part season one finale of American Gothic airs on September 7th.
What do you think? Are you watching American Gothic? Do you think it should be renewed?