TV critic Alan Sepinwall has a five-part interview with Chuck creators Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz as the long-running series hits its finale Friday night.
Sepinwall says the long interview will broken down into five parts, with each part covering a season of the show.
The first installment, looking at season one is live now. Here’s a a sample:
It’s fun to think about it now because the fans love him so much, but nobody liked Morgan back in the first season.Josh Schwartz Well he was a very different character. He was the one character that probably benefited the most from the writer’s strike because there was an opportunity – too much opportunity, too many months of waiting – to look back on that first season and ask what really worked. And I think we all knew that Gomez was really talented and funny and loveable and that if Morgan wasn’t connecting with people that was on us and it was because he was in the way. It was like everyone wanted to watch Chuck have this adventure and it was always Morgan showing up to fuck it up. He was always putting Chuck’s life in danger or what have you and as amusing as that may have been to us, for people it was frustrating, so once we kind of figured out how to make Morgan — especially from season three on, it really became a buddy show and Josh and Zach’s natural chemistry we really were able to capture onscreen.Chris Fedak: I think it’s all about finding extra gears for a show as you go along and that Gomez was something that we were struggling to find that extra gear. And also, when do you bring people into the spy world? That seems to be something that we wrestled with like the interesting stuff for us growing up is that you don’t put the girl and guy together and you don’t tell people about the spy life because nobody should know about Batman. Those are the rules.
You can read the full interview HERE.