>>112411075>how the fuck can you plan a show with lore in it if you don't know the amount of seasons you get first?
This question just increased my chance of developing alzheimer's by 27%
Have you considered that the lore does NOT need to be entirely revealed in the grand finale of the show, and that the show does NOT exist exclusively to set up the BIG EXPECTATION-SUBVERTING MIND-BLOWING TWIST that you have planned* for the grand finale?
Reveal the lore at a steady pace, so that the universe doesn't feel barren.
Plan your current big lore reveal to be finalized this season, without a cliffhanger, but with implied/subtle hooks that might be picked up if you get renewed.
Foreshadow possible new aspects of the lore with small details that don't necessarily immediately make the viewers think "wow this is gonna be deep" when they see them.
Don't serve deep and complex questions to your fans if you know you're not gonna answer them this season.
And more importantly:
Have at least a general outline of the lore and potential future seasons planned out on paper, just in case. It doesn't have to be detailed, but just ask yourself "now that my characters got their happily ever after, what could happen do them next?" and also avoid saying "this major event affected the entire setting happened because I dunno, I'll come up with something later".
That way, you won't fuck everything up.
*"have planned" - you intend to have a BIG TWIST but have not yet figured out what the twist will be specifically. You just know that it's gonna be the biggest one of all the twists ever.