Is there still a possible future fo Major Crimes. Recently, creator James Duff spoke with TVLine about the cancellation of the TNT TV show.
As reported earlier, season six will be the last for the crime drama, which stars Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco, Leonard Roberts, Jessica Meraz and Daniel di Tomasso.
WARNING: MAJOR CRIMES SPOILERS AHEAD!
In the interview, Duff revealed why they decided to kill of one of Major Crimes‘ lead characters, Commander Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell):
As Sharon said to Provenza, many, many people die with this disease, not from it. And we had discussed maybe having her retire for medical reasons. But that left open the chance they she could get a transplant and come back, and the show would not really have a curtain [call]. And if we [killed her off] in the last episode, we felt that would be a dark way to end the whole series.”
Later, Duff said Sharon’s death spells the definitive end for the TNT TV show:
We knew they were going to cancel the show, but we did not know they were going to [announce that] in advance of airing it. What was Mary to do in that situation? If we had left the fate of her character in the air, people would not know she was available. And who am I to coop up Mary McDonnell in a dead show? That does not honor our professional relationship in any way, shape or form.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Major Crimes? Were you shocked by Sharon’s death?