Broad City to end after season 5
Get ready to say goodbye to all those bathroom Skype sessions and subway hi(gh)jinks: Broad City will end after season 5.
Creators and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson revealed the series’ upcoming end on Thursday as part of a larger announcement with Comedy Central. The duo has struck a development deal that will have them creating “first look” content for the network’s parent company, Viacom.
“Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series. It’s been a phenomenal experience, and we’ve put ourselves into it completely,” creators and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson said in a statement. “Broad City‘s always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season 5 honors that spirit. We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways.”
Those new ways include three projects called Mall Town USA, Platinum Status, and Young Professionals, all of which are already in development at Comedy Central. Glazer and Jacobson will executive-produce Mall Town USA, an animated comedy about a 13-year-old girl,and Young Professionals, a comedy chronicling five housemates’ lives in D.C. together. Platinum Status, a comedy set in Los Angeles about a gay backup singer, will be executive-produced by Glazer.
The final season of Broad City is set to air in early 2019.