Although the fifth season of the detective series “Person of Interest” has been confirmed to premiere on Tuesday, May 3, with a total of 13 episodes, the upcoming season will be the last of the series according to IGN.
Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, the executive producers of the show, said in a statement sent to IGN, “We’re extremely excited to be able to share this final season with the fans.” The executive producers likewise expressed their gratitude and vouched for their exceptional cast and crew, including their partners in the network and studio.
“Most of all, we want to thank the show’s fans the best fans in the world. This subversive little paranoia-inducing cyberpunk-thriller is for you and would not have been possible without your support. As life has come to imitate ‘Person of Interest,’ it’s been our great privilege to work on show for the past five seasons. We can’t wait for you to experience this thrilling and final chapter.”
Early this year, executive producer J.J. Abrams hinted the show’s conclusion. As reported by Variety, Abrams said during the Television Critics Association in January, “The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued. Jonah Nolan and Greg Plageman have done such an amazing job on that show. I know what these episodes are that they’re done wrapping it up.”
Abrams also mentioned that he really loved the show and would be very happy to have another season, but acknowledged that it was a miracle to have their show stay that long, so they were satisfied with that already.
The final season of “Person of Interest” will premiere on May 3 at 10 P.M. on CBS.