Person of Interest has yet to broadcast its fifth season premiere, but executive producer J.J. Abrams believes that the upcoming season will be the show’s last.
At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Abrams stated “My guess is [Season 5] is the final season” according to TVLine.com. “The only heartbreak there is how much good story there was to come if it were to have continued.”
When asked about the possibility of shopping the series to another network, Abrams stated that “in theory, will be had at the right time. But at the moment that’s not what we’re doing.”
Person of Interest was renewed for a fifth season last May and was scheduled to debut mid-season, consisting of 13 episodes. Series Creator Jonathan Nolan remarked at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con that the crew was approaching Season 5 as if it were the final season.
Questions have been raised on whether or not CBS will air the show at all, with fans noticing its absence from CBS’ original 2015-16 schedule and so far has not been featured in the network’s recently released mid-season announcements.
On the bright side, Abrams sounded confident that the fifth season would air at some point this year. “We don’t yet have a schedule, but I know these episodes will see the light of day. People will get to see these episodes,” he said.