Marc Guggenheim, executive producer of ABC's upcoming sci-fi series Flash Forward, said the show will tell a complete story in its first season, and the season finale will answer the question raised in the pilot: What did you see?
"We know exactly ... what season one is, with great specificity, because at ... the outset, we had to plan the entire season," Guggenheim said in an exclusive phone interview on Friday, adding: "The first season ends with our characters' catching up to their futures. So you can't do that on the fly. I mean, I suppose you could, but I don't think it would be a very satisfying viewing experience for anybody."
"We made the commitment at the outset [to] plan out the entire first season before we start breaking episode two," Guggenheim said. "So the very first thing we did, apart from ... figuring out character backstories and [all] that-when the time came ... to actually start breaking story, it was, 'OK, how are we going to move the characters from where they are in episode one to where they are at the end of the season?'"
I think that this is great, because they won't waste time and will give us a nice pace through it all.