open letter from Alfred Gough and Miles Millar,
creators and executive producers of Smallville...
As the creators of Smallville
we look back at 7 amazing years. We look back
at 152 episodes. We look back knowing that
the show will continue into Season 8 without
us. After much heartache and debate we have
decided it is time for us to move on.
Over the last 7 years we have had the honor
of working with a remarkable team of people
here in Los Angeles and in Vancouver. We have
been blessed with a wonderful cast who we
have watched mature with admiration and affection.
We have been rewarded with a fan base that
is as loyal as it is vocal.
We are incredibly proud of our work on this
show. We achieved what we set out to do. We
never compromised our vision. We leave knowing
that Smallville is the longest-running
comic book based series of all-time. The show
was featured on the covers of Rolling Stone,
MAD magazine, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly.
The pilot had the highest-rated premiere in
the history of the WB. Even in its seventh
year it is still the #1 scripted show on the
network. Smallville is watched
by millions of people in hundreds of countries
and in dozens of languages around the world.
The shows success is a credit to a fantastically
talented group of people. We wanted to take
this chance to single some of them out. Our
writers your work speaks for itself.
James, Jae, Rob, David the backbone
of our team in Vancouver. Joe Davola, Chris
and Shelly remember those Friday night
brainstorming sessions? Len Goldstein and
Steve Pearlman thanks for believing
we could do this. David Nutter for
giving the show your magic touch. John Litvack
when the knives were out, you always
had our backs. Ken Horton our Yoda.
Peter Roth Smallvilles biggest
fan. Melinda, Michael R., Paul M., Susan and
Suzanne for steering us through 152
episodes. Greg Beeman your passion
is an inspiration. Jordan, David, Garth, Carolyn,
Bob & Lew and everyone at the much-missed
WB. Paul Levitz, Greg Noveck and the guys
at DC Comics. Lisa Lewis our very own
soccer mom/mafia accountant. Michael Gendler
aka mega-counsel. David Lubliner
we can finally focus on features now. And
last but in no way the least, Renee Kurtz
the smartest TV agent in town, we would
be nowhere without you!
Finally, to the fans who have stuck with us
through the highs and the lows: know this
we never stopped fighting to make this
show great. Thanks for watching.