Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just capped off its first season last night. Series co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna spoke with Deadline about the season one finale and the future of the CW comedy.
The series stars Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, who runs into the high school boyfriend who dumped her and then decides to follow him to California. Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana, and Lynne Champlin also star.
In the interview, McKenna said the ending of season one doesn’t necessarily mean a happy ending:
Well, you know, we’re not really in the business of happy endings. We’re at least trying to get inside the characters where that they kind of figure out what’s going on underneath.
So you know, a lot of this episode is about how she wants to disappear into fantasy and sort of disappear into a narrative that is one of the conventional love stories that she grew up on. That’s what makes Rebecca feel comfortable. That’s what makes her feel good, and she’s always searching for that, and trying to fit Greg into that, but you know, Greg has his own issues and his own problems and he’s complicated and dark, and so he doesn’t fit very neatly into her narrative.”
She added that season two will maintain the same tone as season one, but the characters will deepen:
The tone will be the same and we’re still trying to explore all of these relationships and kind of deepen them – so you will see that in the second season. You know, our feeling is Rebecca’s predicament is always everyone’s predicament. So in the first season we were exploring some of the lies that she has told herself to survive. And, everyone that she touches sort of goes through a similar thing where they have to examine their own lives and the lies that they told themselves.
In the next season Rebecca’s going to continue to go through an identity crisis, and because her behavior has as huge effect on the other people on the show they’re going to continue to experience the same sort of identity issues.”
McKenna also mentioned some new (and old) characters will join the next season:
We’re going to definitely see some new characters. We’re also going to bring back some of the beloved people who came and visited that we loved so much that we’d like to see again. There were so many wonderful people that we just loved and we want to bring back, so there’ll be some old favorites, and then some new relationships for her and for everybody.”
What do you think? Do you watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? Did you watch the season one finale? What do you hope happens in season two?