Fifteen years ago this month, Six Feet Under aired its first episode. Recently, creator Alan Ball discussed the HBO series finale in a video interview.
The family drama starred Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Lauren Ambrose, Frances Conroy, and Rachel Griffiths. The show premiered in 2001 and lasted five seasons before ending in 2005.
In the video, Ball spoke about the development of the series finale:
When the writers convened for the fifth season, we knew it was going to be the last season. Somebody said, ‘We should just kill everybody. We should flash forward in time and see each character as they die.’ And I just sorta went, ‘Duh. … I mean, that’s exactly how this show should end.”
Watch the entire video below:
What do you think? Are you a fan of Six Feet Under? Did you find the series finale satisfying?
I loved the show. After the finale I felt like I should have been wearing black for a month. Best ending, still makes me cry.
Just watched it this past weekend, so awesome, best ending to a show ever!
It was so brilliant that every now and then I view it on Youtube. The show was incredible and timeless. A true classic!