The Good Place: NBC and Netflix sitcom to end after season 4, creator announces

Creator Michael Schur said 'just over 50 episodes was the right lifespan'

Jack Shepherd
Saturday 08 June 2019 08:52 BST
The Good Place Season 3 trailer

All good things must come to an end.

NBC has announced that the fourth season of The Good Place will be the show’s last. However, the series – which initially saw four humans adjust to entering the heavenly ‘Good Place’ – has not been cancelled. Instead, the writers have decided to conclude the story now, rather than prolong it with filler.

The show’s creator Michael Schur said in a statement: “After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show.

“Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons – just over 50 episodes – was the right lifespan.

“At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant.

“As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last.”

Schur went on to thank the network and all the creative talent who have working on the show, concluding: “We look forward to a great final season airing this fall.”

NBC executives Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta also released a statement on the show’s ending, saying: “Since day one, The Good Place has been a seminal show for us and one that hits all the NBC touch points – incredibly smart, funny, inventive and emotional.

“We know the audience will love what Mike Schur and his writers have in store for the final season.”

The first three seasons of The Good Place – which stars Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, Ted Danson and Jameela Jamil – are available on Netflix in the UK. The fourth season is expected to debut later this year.

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