Whether you want to believe it or not, it’s happening. I personally feel that being involved with “Years” has been the single most important part of my professional life at this point. We would love to see the two boys go down to the Caribbean somewhere and sit on a beach drinking some 60-year-old Caribbean rum, and as the sun comes up, just toast each other, give each other a hug, and take off their rings and throw them into the sea and let them just poof — turn into ash. I don’t think these guys should have the ability to wreak havoc, kill everybody, ruin the lives of so many and then get out with a happy ending.
One of the amazing reasons that the first season has been so successful and that I’m really grateful to David Nevins and Showtime is that they took a big risk. “The Vampire Diaries” is ending after eight seasons. I’ve created so much death and so much violence on this show that I think it would be such an amazing win for humanity if Damon and Stefan just went bye-bye. I think the happy ending is that we got to go on this amazing ride with these two guys.
Fortunately I’ve been able to work with some of the most incredible talent in this business. I understand how to make things from the ground up. I’m excited to take the stuff that I’ve learned and use it as applied science. I have a very profound and distinct appreciation for social media.
It’s time for us to start counteracting what’s happening with mass media. It’s the most unbelievable example of robbing the cradle, first of all.
Social media was a gigantic component of that success. This is very much where I want to put a ton of our focus.