The creators of series are not always proud of their ideas, the proof with these deaths of characters that they regret today. Attention, this article contains revelations on the fate of certain characters in series still in progress.
1. The death of an emblematic character from “The Boys”
In the final episodes of season 2 of The Boys, Lamplighter, played by Shawn Ashmore, immolates himself because of his power. And in an interview for TVLine, Eric Kripke, the creator of the fiction, admits having very quickly regretted this loss. He explains that his death was planned from the start, but he had remorse when Shawn Ashmore took to playing the character: “Once we picked him up and saw how good he was, how touching and, in a weird way, sympathetic way he made Lamplighter, I really wished we killed him. If I could go back and do it again, knowing that I had Shawn and what he did with this character, I would have kept him alive longer. “
The Boys is available on Amazon Prime Video.
The creator of “The Boys” regrets having killed a character in the series. © AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
2. The creator of “Vikings” struggled to part with a character
We no longer count the number of deaths in Vikings. However, that of Athelstan, played by George Blagden, was a heartbreak for Michael Hirst. The creator of the series confessed to Entertainment Weekly : “It’s the hardest decision I’ve ever made, and one of the toughest episodes I’ve ever had to write. “ According to him, the character had to die and if he could have done otherwise, he would not have sacrificed him. “I knew he would be obsessed with this decision. I wanted him to understand what the logic was behind it. It was terrible. On the other hand, if you compare her to other deaths in Vikings, hers was beautiful ”, he continued. An anecdote sure Vikings which will surely make you see the series differently.
Series Vikings can be found on Netflix and on Amazon Prime Video.
The death of Athelstan (George Blagden) in “Vikings” is one of the series creator’s biggest regrets. © HISTORY
3. The most painful loss for the creator of “The Walking Dead”
The series The Walking Dead, adapted from comics eponym, also has its share of tragic deaths. During an event dedicated to the series, Robert Kirkman said he felt remorse after killing Tyreese, played by Chad Coleman: “I have always loved Tyreese. I miss the character a lot in the comics and it was great to be able to write him again in the series. You know, I thought he was a really nice guy. I loved how sweet and totally unprepared for this world he was. “
The Walking Dead is available on Netflix.
Chad Coleman plays Tyreese in “The Walking Dead”. © AMC
4. A Heartbreaking Death from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
If we ask the fans the death that shocked them the most, they will surely answer that of Joyce in season 5 or Tara in season 6. And it is this last that Marti Noxon, one of the showrunneuses of the program, regrets the more. « Some parts of Season 6 went too far for me. We’ve taken it so far that it almost seems sadistic. (…) And I think killing Tara was… In retrospect, out of all the characters, did she really have to die? ” she confided at Vulture. At any rate, Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains one of the series to see at least once in your life.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is available in full on Amazon Prime Video, on Salto and in the STAR section of Disney +.
Amber Benson plays Tara in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. © WARNER BOS
5. The death of Berlin in “La Casa de Papel”
The Money Heist should initially end at the end of the second part. But fans loved the series so much that the creators decided to write a sequel. Besides, they didn’t expect fiction to be such a hit, or fans to adore the Berlin character. If they had known this from the start, they wouldn’t have killed him! Javier Gómez Santander, one of the coordinators, explained at The world : ” With The Money Heist, we advance chapter by chapter, sequence by sequence, line by line. We do not even consider the duration of the series (…) If we knew the extent of the phenomenon, we would not have killed Berlin. We killed him too soon and there is no way to revive him. “
The Money Heist is available on Netflix.
Berlin (Pedro Alonso) is one of the main characters of “La Casa de Papel”. © NETFLIX
6. Lexa in “The 100”
Lexa’s death in season 3 of The 100 is one of the biggest scandals of the series. The fans made it clear that it was not at all correct to kill her, and also pointed out that characters from the LGBTQ + community were often sacrificed in the series, which was not normal according to them. Such was the controversy that creator Jason Rothenberg spoke at the 2016 WonderCon convention: “Lexa’s death caused something that I hadn’t anticipated as a straight white male. Knowing what I know now, I would have done things differently. “
All of The 100 is available on Netflix.
The death of Lexa, played by Alycia Debnam-Carey, is one of the biggest scandals of “The 100”. © THE CW
7. The death that Shonda Rhimes most regrets in “Grey’s Anatomy”
Among all the deaths of Grey’s Anatomy, it is that of Dylan Young, played by Kyle Chandler, that Shonda Rhimes regrets the most. Remember, this character appears in episode 17 of season 2, where a patient arrives with a bomb in his stomach. Dylan Young aims to defuse it, but unfortunately does not succeed.
Shonda Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly that she had integrated this character into the plot knowing full well that he was going to perish. But she immediately regretted when she found out that it was actor Kyle Chandler who was going to play her. “I was offered ideas on how Dylan, his character, could not explode. But I showed the line in the script that said, ‘Dylan explodes’. It was written for that. But I didn’t expect to have Kyle Chandler in the role. I didn’t want to kill him. “ Besides, this scene was one of the most difficult to shoot for ellen pompeo.
Grey’s Anatomy is available in the STAR section of Disney +.
Dylan Young is played by Kyle Chandler in “Grey’s Anatomy”. © ABC
8. Moriarty’s death in “Sherlock”
Mark Gatiss, one of the creators of Sherlock, bitterly regrets having killed Moriarty, played by Andrew Scott. He confides at Oxford Union : “There are always things you would do differently. Maybe we shouldn’t have killed Moriarty in the second season… I remember going to the Edinburgh TV Festival with Andrew Scott and he said, “I’m a little sad because it’s all over”. That was the point though – to tell 90 minute stories. They are so long that the stakes must be high. ”
Moriarty is played by Andrew Scott in “Sherlock”. © BBC ONE