Nooooooo! Broad City broads Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have confirmed that the next series of Broad City will be the final one. The fifth season of the show is expected to air next year on Comedy Central in the US and UK.
Broad City creators Ilana and Abbi said: “Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series. 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 honours that spirit.”
The show came about when Ilana and Abbi met while studying improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Beginning as a web series, Broad City tells the story of two twenty-somethings living in New York City. Upon its transfer to TV Amy Poehler was executive producer, appearing in the first series finale episode.
This isn’t the last we’ve seen of Abbi and Ilana, they have a development deal with Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom, and are working on three new shows, “We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways.”
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central President Kent Alterman said: “We’re thrilled with five seasons of a show like this. The last thing we’d want is them to pretend they’re younger than they are and contrive and force it. The thing that matters to us more than anything is the creative integrity of the storytelling.”
We cannot wait to see what they come up with…