In a recent interview with EW, EP Wendy Mericle talked about the big changes in Season 6 and whether or not it feels like a reboot:
“Reboot is one of those words. It’s so funny. I think in some ways yes, I do, but I also think that word can get misconstrued very easily. This show is evolving and it’s exciting because it is a new dynamic this season without the flashbacks. I know I keep saying we have more real estate, but we’ve been in the writers’ room for three weeks and it’s been amazing how different the show feels. There’s just a lot more freedom.”
Now that flashbacks are going to be a thing of the past when it comes to the series, we can expect to see the show go in quite a different direction.
“It’s actually very exciting because we can take this show to different places now and to different directions. I’ll repeat it, but it really is exciting to have the time and the space to talk about these other characters. We were always sort of pressed, and moved stories so quickly. We’re still moving stories that same way, we just have a little more space to explore other points of view and other characters. It’s fun.”
The show may feel different than in past seasons, but that is by no means of imagination a bad thing! Change is good, right? Regardless of what change may be headed our way, at least we can look forward to seeing some of our favorite characters back on screen again!