‘New Girl’: Zooey Deschanel Thought the Show Could Have Had a Darker Ending for Nick and Jess

by Jeremy Spirogis
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New Girl ended on a excessive notice, with numerous heat and fuzzy emotions and every little thing tied up in an ideal bow. Zooey Deschanel, who performed Jess Day, thought the present may need interjected some darkness into the finale, nevertheless.

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‘New Girl’ nearly didn’t get to tie up the storylines

New Girl stars Jake Johnson and Deschanel rallied to avoid wasting New Girl from cancellation in order that the present may give a satisfying ending for the followers.

In a 2017 TV Line interview, Johnson shared how he and his co-star have been instrumental in saving the present. Series creator Liz Meriwether instructed the actors that they may contact Fox co-chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman — and Johnson tried to persuade them to permit a last, shorter season 7.

“I was one of [the cast members] that wrote them and asked for more,” Johnson defined on the time. “I said, ‘I don’t think you gave us enough time to finish the show the right way. And I would really appreciate — and I think the fans would appreciate — a final goodbye to these characters.’”

“I’ve done a lot of projects — and some of the projects have fans and some don’t,” he added. “And to be on a tv present that really has a gaggle of people that care [is special].”

The present was given a last season of eight episodes to tie up all of the unfastened ends, which included a time leap, 4 years into the long run after season 6’s finale… together with a recreation of True American with the characters’ children.

Johnson was on board for displaying the characters’ future. “I think it’s cool to do a time jump,” Johnson defined. “I think we were running in circles a little bit, so I think jumping forward [is smart]. Everyone is a little further along [with their lives].”

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Zooey Deschanel thought the collection finale may have been darker

New Girl gave the followers what they wished — Nick and Jess ended up collectively and the previous loftmates continued to be in every others’ lives.

While the present provided up probably the most satisfying ending for the diehard followers who had caught with the collection, Deschanel although it may need gone in a darker route.

When Deschanel spoke with Deadline in 2018, she stated that whereas she “liked” how the characters ended up, it may have performed out in a different way. “I thought there was another version that could’ve been a little bit more dark — not like dark horrible, but it was always kind of like, ‘Do Nick and Jess end up together?,’” she stated.

The actor continued, “I thought there could’ve been a version where they don’t, and it’s more bittersweet. But I love this version, too. It’s more in the realm of the romantic comedy that I think this show really probably is at its heart.”

When requested in regards to the characters’ futures, she stated, “I mean, I don’t know where they’ll end up. Part of the fun thing is that people get to imagine that, you know?”

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