You’d be forgiven if you’ve forgotten that the American adaptation of much beloved home grown series Wilfred is still on the air. The gentle story of a depressed man and a man in a dog suit has run for three seasons so far in the Land of the Free, and is gearing up to launch its fourth, and final season. And as an attempt to pique interest where there might ordinarily be little, the show is promising to answer some questions you might never have really wanted answered.
Show co-creator, and man behind the dog suit, Jason Gann, has promised “answers” in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. Specifically, it appears we might finally be learning exactly why only one man can hear Wilfred speak.
In the series, lead character Ryan, played by Elijah Wood, could possibly be learning why it is he’s been talking to a bloody dog for four years, and why no one else has managed to figure that out yet. Said Gann of the revelations, “If someone has been frustrated, going “We’re not getting enough answers,” I think they will be satisfied where we take it. I don’t know if it will make them feel happy, but they will feel satisfied. We’ve made some bold decisions.“
Whether that means that Ryan is a paranoid schizophrenic, or if Wilfred is a hallucinatory fantasy, or if the whole show melts away at the end and it turns out it was a snowglobe and the show then gets absorbed into the St. Elsewhere universe remains to be seen.
But do you really need to know why Wilfred talks? It’s a bloke in a dog suit. Sometimes it’s best not to think too much about the why and just accept that that’s the way it is.
Either way, Wilfred’s final US hurrah begins airing next Wednesday American time. Git some.