Enraged ‘How I Met Your Mother’ fans might finally be getting the ending they really wanted to see. Series creator Carter Bays announced on April 4 that there is an alternate ending to the beloved show, and it will be included on the complete series box set!
Carter Bays has responded to the backlash following the How I Met Your Mother series finale that left fans feeling swindled.
‘HIMYM’ Alternate Ending Will Be Released
After fans of How I Met Your Mother started an online petition for the ending to be officially changed, series creator Carter Bays has revealed that they did film an alternate ending.
Actually, Carter reveals that while there was only one script, the magic of editing allowed them to make an alternate ending. Even though it’s not the one that aired, Carter claims he still loves the alternate, and plans to have it included in the complete series box set which will be released in fall 2014.
“[…] here’s a bit of news: 16 days ago today we were in the ‘HIMYM’ edit room, trying to decide between two very different endings” Carter revealed on Twitter. “We only shot one script, but through edit room magic we had two possible outcomes for the series.”
Carter has not revealed what that alternate ending includes, but it sure sounds like he knows it will please fans who diligently watched the show for nine years
Carter Still Stands By ‘HIMYM’ Ending
Don’t let the news of an official alternate ending fool you. CBS and Carter still stand firmly by the ending that aired, no matter how many fans were unhappy about it or not.
“If you didn’t like the finale, I guess that happens. We tried something and it didn’t connect with you. I hope we’re still friends,” Carter wrote before revealing that an alternate ending exists on April 4.
However, Carter admits that he does love the alternate ending, which is why it will be shared with fans when the complete series DVD collection is released later this year.
“We chose the ending we chose and we stand by it,” Carter wrote. “But we loved the other version too.”
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— Lauren Cox