'The End of the F*****g World' Had A Much Darker Alternative Ending
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Netflix is really on the ball at the moment, bringing back nostalgic shows and commissioning new seasons to programmes we all love.
Just this week the online streaming service announced there was going to be a second season to the popular quirky show The End Of The F***ing World.
With this announcement, it's no shock fans have looked up the original comic it's based on - though they might be surprised at what they find.
It turns out the graphic novel, first published by Charles Forsman, had a much darker ending than the Netflix series would have us believe.
The plot is nearly a mirror image to that followed by the adaptation, with one notable difference at the crucial event that sees James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) on the run from the police.
In the third episode of the Netflix series, James and Alyssa decide to take a break from their excursion and take refuge in a seemingly empty house. But all hell breaks loose when it turns out the house isn't abandoned, and is, in fact, owned by a serial killer. Just as he is about to make Alyssa his next victim, James comes to her rescue and kills him.
In the comic the guy is a Satanist - who, of course, kills young women - and his wife is, naturally, a police officer who ends up chasing James and Alyssa for the murder of her husband.
Plot twist: she's in on the Satanist acts as well, of course.
In the Netflix show, there's no real comparison for the wife, as the only police officers are played by Gemma Whelan and Wunmi Mosaku, the almost comedic duo DC Eunice Noon and her partner DC Teri Donoghue.
The ending in the mini-comic series is also much less ambiguous than the show.
In the comic the wife catches up with James, with plans to avenge her husband's death, only for another police officer to try and stop her. James then fights back, and while he's grappling with the wife, a gun shot rings out and it cuts to black.
In the show, it's very much the same - except while James is running across the beach it just has normal police after him and no sign of the wife.
And while the comic doesn't reveal what's happened to James, it does go one step further, catching up with Alyssa's mum. After the fade-to-black moment, Alyssa's mother is seen on the phone, talking casually about how she knew James 'was trash when I first met him' and that she should have stopped him taking Alyssa away.
"I mean, thank God she is home safe and sound," she adds.
Then we get a dramatic cut to Alyssa - she's in her room, clearly upset, she takes a nail, runs it through a flame, then, quite menacingly, starts to carve James's name into her arm.
So there is a slight difference to the TV show - but if the show had stuck to the comic ending it wouldn't leave viewers with as much speculation as to what's going to happen in season 2.
But, I'm guessing, fans of the show are pretty thrilled with the change in the ending as it means we get to see more of the dark teenage duo soon enough.