Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer, who wrote and produced the HBO drama, explain the show's surprise ending -- and why it's going to be hard for them to let their fictive polygamous family go after five seasons.
Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer created the HBO series Big Love, now in its second season. It's about a man (Bill Paxton) and his three wives (Chloe Sevigny, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin). They've broken from the Mormon church and still practice polygamy — a tradition disavowed by mainline Mormons. Olsen and Scheffer are credited as writers and producers on the series. This year, they won a Writer's Guild Award for their work.