It’s been a year since the popular TV series ‘The Good Place’ finished airing its 4th season on NBC. While the fans were in expectations for Season 5, in reality, the hope for one more season is almost zero. Here’s why season 5 won’t happen: The fourth season of ‘The Good Place’ on Netflix is officially announced as the final season of the show, with the season finale “Whenever You’re Ready” also acting as the series finale.
The TV show’s creator Mike Schur told in an interview that: “That’s why we named the episodes chapters instead of episodes or whatever because it feels like a novel that is being carefully sort of laid out chapter by chapter. We wanted the end game, in particular, to pay homage to that and to make it feel like everything that came before matters and it’s all part of one big long story. After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best as 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 the 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.”
‘The Good Place’ ends with an emotional note!
It was sad news for the fans of ‘The Good Place’ show as it ends after just four seasons. Though it was a disappointment for the fans that the show just had only 52 episodes, the show emphasized the fact that setbacks and disappointments that people face in their life can be good, can do good, can grant each other grace. And more than Parks, The Good Place became a playfully direct and explicit exploration of that idea.
In all its four-season, Michael Schur produced one of the smartest, most ambitious, and interesting shows on television. He consistently maintained the stamina and fun in the series involving four dead humans, a demon, and “a Janet” in the afterlife, trying to help each other (and eventually, the rest of humanity) become better people, regularly wrestles with some of philosophy’s toughest questions. The fact that The Good Place explored Aristotelian virtue ethics and Immanuel Kant’s deontology on a hit primetime comedy is a feat unto itself. Twitter said Goodbye to its favorite series in various ways,
— Ted Danson (@TedDanson) January 31, 2020
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) January 31, 2020
“It’s also a little bit of a metaphor about the human experience, is that it’s over too soon, and it leaves you wanting more.”@KristenBell gets everyone ready for tonight’s #TheGoodPlace finale. pic.twitter.com/EoPif9BERb
— Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) January 30, 2020
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) January 30, 2020
— Parks and Recreation (@parksandrec) January 30, 2020
— The Soup (@thesouptv) January 30, 2020