Person of Interest is getting ready to shut down on CBS with its fifth season. The series will return with its season five premiere on May 3, and the producers of the series feel like they have closed out the story they wanted to tell.
Jonathan Nolan spoke about ending the series with TV Guide. He said the following:
“I would have loved to have kept making this thing for a long, long time, but you don’t want the show to become creatively moribund. We saw the writing on the wall before this season started, but we had the incredible luxury of having 13 episodes to really finish our story. And so, as much as I would have loved to have kept working on the show … I’m very proud of what we’ve made here for the final season, and I’m very glad that we had a chance to finish telling our story, an opportunity that’s denied to so many great network TV shows. So I’m very satisfied with the way we’ve told our story, and I certainly hope our fans are.”
Is this the end though? Greg Plageman said, ‘Never say Never,’ when the possibility of a reboot came up. It was Michael Emerson that expanded on the possibility of a reboot. He said:
“The ending, I thought, was really satisfying – and still ever so slightly open-ended, so that if someone, someday wanted to reboot this thing, or have a Chapter 2 of some sort, it wouldn’t be out of the question. There are survivors … [but] not many.”
Will you watch the final season of Person of Interest? Do you want a digital platform like Hulu or Netflix to reboot the drama? Tell us what you think.
Please reboot this. Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi need to be physically present (not just voice, in Amy’s case) in real time in any reboot, though. And Finch needs to be there, with his precious Grace.
Very sad to see a great show cancelled just because CBS is not making enough money due to Warner (as far as I read in the net) especially when there are so many low on creativity or repetative shows. it should come back. Final was openended enough for revival.
do not end this.. it is only one show I can enjoy these days. it is so unpredictible, it is so wanderful and interesting. and all the feeling things…. it’s silence but it is so strong… thanks for it. and please, find the way to show it again. and I am so happy we still have in this world so briliant people like Jonathan Nolan. Thank YOU.
This is a great show!. The writing is great, the characters are fully developed. There is so much fluffy garbage on TV I rarely watch anymore. I never missed an episode of POI. I hope it comes back on Netflix or another network. The cast is outstanding. I was really touched by the finale. Jonathan Nolan should be proud. Thanks for the great show.
Don’t end this show. Great show and they keep some of the stupid sitcoms on. Really bad judgment!!
Just a follow-up. You have already seen the back-up team; lead by another billionaire( jimmy simpson). Netflix here they come!
POI isn’t going anywhere…except to Netflix…I hope!
I don’t know why you would cancel such a good show. I wish I could go to a different station but could pick it up.
My husband and I both enjoyed POI. We are really hoping it will continue on CBS, but if not there hopefully someone, such as, netflix will pick it up.
I just can’t understand why they are shutting down POI. This is such a good story! I coudn’t believe that it had been renewed, then I have to let it go. JUST PICK THE SHOW UP! I have been watching it from the first episode with enthusiasm, and I will watch it to the end! REBOOT!
This should not be the end, I hope CBS or other writers pick up the torch and robot this series. It is wonderful and an insight to the state of current surveillance systems
I hope CBS comes to their senses and brings back Person Of Interest best show ever.
CBS blew THIS call to end POI…
This is one of my favorite shows to watch. My brother watches it too, and said, “this show ending is like losing family.” We are both very saddened POI will not be around after season 5.