“That has been discussed,” confirms showrunner Bob Daily. “Viewers have spent eight years’ worth of Sundays on Wisteria Lane, and we feel like that street is a character on the show. And whether the women [still live there] or not, we want to give some kind of sense of what will be happening on Wisteria Lane in the future… and leave them with the feeling that life goes on.”
One thing the show’s swan song probably won’t feature is the death of one of the core housewives. “We feel very protective of our four main women,” says Daily of the characters played by Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria. “Which is not to say that one of our [other] main, top 10 characters won’t bite it. We have talked about that.”
Desperate Housewives returns on September 25. on ABC.