‘The Good Place’ To End With Its 4th Season
Series creator Michael Schur has announced that Season 4 of the utterly brilliant ‘The Good Place‘ will be it’s last.
During a panel for the Television Academy in Hollywood last night Schur announced that 4 Seasons seemed to be the right place for the creative team to bring the show to a natural conclusion. “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,” he commented. “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.”
If you’ve listened to any of the Geektown Radio podcasts, or read previous posts on the site, you know, here at Geektown, we are massive fans of this critically acclaimed comedy series. ‘The Good Place’ started out following the newly deceased Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), who has been sent to “The Good Place” after her death… but only by a clerical error. Eleanor is supposed to be in “The Bad Place”, but is determined to become a better person and earn her spot in this pleasant afterlife.
It was a show which, on paper, really shouldn’t have been able to survive after the end of Season 1. But thanks to the genius of Schur and the creative team, the comedy massively evolved over the course of the previous 3 Seasons… Which makes it somewhat difficult to talk about without giving away spoilers! We will say that Eleanor finds herself teaming up with Michael (Ted Danson), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Jason (Manny Jacinto), and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) as they navigate their way around the afterlife, trying to make sure they are in “The Good Place”.
“I will be forever grateful to NBC and Universal TV for letting us make ‘The Good Place’, and for letting us end it on our own schedule,” Schur goes on to add. “I will also be forever grateful to the creative team, both on-screen and off, for their hard work and dedication to a very weird idea. We ask the question very frequently, on this show, what do we owe to each other? The answer, for me, is: I owe all of you a whole lot. We look forward to a great final season airing this fall.”
Seasons 1 to 3 of ‘The Good Place‘ are available on Netflix in the UK. For those of you without access to the streaming service, Season 2 has recently begun airing on E4. I strongly encourage you to go and watch, as it’s one of the funniest and most original comedies in recent years.
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