'Broad City' Announces Fifth and Final Season
Published Apr 12, 2018Broad City's forthcoming fifth season, set to air in 2019, will also be the show's last.
As Deadline reports, series creators, showrunners, directors and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson both made the decision to end the show. The pair have also inked a development deal with Comedy Central.
Comedy Central president Kent Alterman told the site that the Glazer and Jacobson "came to us and said, 'We think that we need to figure out how to resolve a final season.' They have great ideas about how they want to end it, and the last thing we want to do is to have someone not end something on their terms."
While other details on the fifth and final season of Broad City are slim, Alterman added that the duo's "plans for winding the series up are really exciting. I think it's going to be great celebration of this show."
Deadline notes that Glazer and Jacobson currently have a trio of projects in development for the network, titled Mall Town USA, Platinum Status and Young Professionals. The development deal also extends across all of Viacom's television networks.
"Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series," the pair told Deadline. "It's been a phenomenal experience, and we've put ourselves into it completely. Broad City's always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season five honors that spirit. We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways."