The Good Place Season 5: Earlier this year, NBC wrapped up the fourth season of its sitcom- The Good Place. The season was the last of the show. All thanks to Netflix, the show became an international hit. When the news about the show being canceled surfaced, not only the fans but also the show’s crew were pissed and wanted more of it.
Why was the show canceled anyway? The Good Place bagged 92% rotten tomatoes, and assuming the love the show has bagged, we’d say the viewership was pretty fine too. Then why isn’t NBC bringing more of the show? Would The Good Place Season 5 ever happen? Keep reading to know all the possibilities.
Ted Danson Is Pissed About The Cancelation
We as fans are very upset with The Good Place Season 5 getting canceled, but we are not the only ones. One of the lead stars on the show- Ted Danson, who plays Michael, the architect thinks that the story should have continued. Michael Schur, the showrunner, has been the person behind several sitcoms, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Office, etc. All these shows have had a long shelf life. So, everyone had assumed that The Good Place would be pretty long too. Sadly, in 2017, NBC announced that the fourth season of The Good Place would be the last of the show, and the team delivered the best possible conclusion.
In an interview with Deadline, The Good Place cast confirmed that they thought that the show had a bittersweet ending. D’Arcy Carden, who plays Janet on the series, revealed that she could not stop crying when she read the scripts. Chiming with Carden’s comments, Ted Danson says that they are all p*ssed off! Carden agreed to this and went on to say that she is just trying to be sweet, but they were all pretty mad and sad when they found out that the show was ending.
The Good Place Season 5: Why Was The Show Cancelled?
The show had pretty steady viewership figures and ratings on NBC, so we were all bound to start wondering why the show was canceled. The decision was not dependent on viewership or ratings, but it was all because of creative reasons, and NBC chose to respect that decision.
In an interview, Schur said that he had an ending planned since he was working on the second season of the show. There were many speculations that the narrative would expand beyond Team Cockroach, making it to The Good Place with their new allies- Janet and Michael, but then when the show reached that point, it felt like it was the right time to end it.
With that said, the question of whether or not The Good Place Season 5 would ever happen arises. Well, we believe in saying never say never. The show’s cancelation was a creative decision, so we must all pray that Michael Schur gets hit by the lighting of creativity and new arc for The Good Place and who knows, he might come back with more seasons later.
For now, we would suggest all the fans of the show to keep a little light of hope burning in their hearts. We will pass on all the updates about the show as we get it. So, you stay tuned. All four seasons of the show are available on Netflix for you to watch if you haven’t already.