Well, the easy answer isn’t so easy!
TNT, the home network for the fan-favorite series Leverage, has yet to announce if the show will be coming back for a sixth season. In lieu of any decision, executive producer and director Dean Devlin wrote a letter to the fans, explaining that he and series creator John Rogers filmed the show’s upcoming season 5 finale as if it were a series finale should there be no renewal.
Thanks to the folks at TV Guide, you can read that letter right here:
Dear Leverage Fans,
As of the writing of this letter, we still do not know if there will be a season six of our show. Just as we didn’t know when we created the last three episodes which are
about to air. Because of this uncertainty, John Rogers and I decided to end this season with the episode we had planned to make to end the series, way back when we shot the
pilot. So, the episode that will air on Christmas is, in fact, the series finale we had always envisioned.
This is not to say we would not do a season six should we get the opportunity. Everyone involved with the show, from the cast, the crew, the writers and producers, would like
nothing more than to continue telling these stories. But, in case we do not get that opportunity we felt that, creatively, after 77 episodes, we owed it to you, our fans, to
end the show properly.
I sincerely hope you watch these last three episodes. They build to our conclusion. And the finale, I believe, is the most powerful episode we’ve ever done.
From all of us who make the show, thank you for watching, supporting and encouraging us. I’ve never experienced a fandom as intense, loyal and wonderful as you all.
Let’s go steal a series finale!
For those of you who need a refresher on ‘Leverage’, the series stars Oscar winner Timothy Hutton as Nate Ford, the mastermind behind a team of “high-tech crooks” who steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen, helping the down-trodden, poor and helpless. The cast includes Gina Bellman (the original U.K. series ‘Coupling’), Christian Kane (‘Angel’ and ‘Close to Home’), Beth Riesgraf (‘My Name Is Earl’) and Aldis Hodge (‘Friday Night Lights’).
‘Leverage’ will air three more new episodes of its current 5th season on Wednesday nights on TNT over the course of December with the season (nee possible series) finale set to air on Christmas Day.
Don’t miss out!