“The Good Place” is Coming to an End

Even the afterlife has an end, apparently…

The Good Place will be coming to an end after its upcoming fourth season.

Creator of the NBC series, Mike Schur, confirmed the news at the Emmy FYC panel where he revealed that the writing team’s plan was always to tell a four-season story.

“After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show,” Schur said in a statement. “Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons – just over 50 episodes – was the right lifespan. At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last.”

The final season of The Good Place, which stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden, is due later this year.