Season 5 of “Person of Interest” is expected to premiere early May, but the fifth installment of the American crime and drama television series is also expected to be the show’s final run.
In an exclusive report from IGN, executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman said, “We’re extremely excited to be able share this final season with the fans. We’re eternally grateful to our amazing cast and crew, as well as our partners at the studio and network.”
Nolan and Plageman placed the fans of the show in the center of their gratitude as the conclusion of the show unfolds in season 5. They continued, “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.”
Meanwhile, even if executive producer J.J. Abrams was dismayed about the possible good stories that they will still be able to tell should the show continue, he assured that fans will be given a definite ending after the 13 episodes of season 5. As for the show’s viewers, although it is sad to see the show coming to an end, it means that at least, the storyline of the show will be able to exit and end with no cliffhangers left for them.
As for the rumors about the possibility of other networks, such as Netflix and Hulu, picking up the show, it seems like there are no talks being done at the moment. “Person of Interest” is said to be very expensive to produce, which may be the reason why the people behind it are also not looking into continuing forward.
“Person of Interest” season 5 will return to the small screen on May 3 at 10 P.M. EST on CBS.