THIS IS JUST CRAZY. There must be more to the story, but we wanted to let you know as soon as possible. I’ve been on conference calls with all of the main cast members plus the showrunner in recent weeks and none of them indicated an interest in finishing off the show. Maybe it was getting too expensive. Maybe showrunner Jack Kenny or more than one of the actors in the primary roles wants to work on other projects that would keep them away too long.
Regardless of the reason, Deadline broke the news late last night that the next season of Warehouse 13 would be its last, stating that the show would be shooting a final 6 episodes in Toronto this summer. “Warehouse 13 has been an incredible signature series for us,” said Syfy President of Original Content Mark Stern. “We are grateful to the loyal and passionate fan base and know that Jack Kenny, his gifted creative team, and outstanding ensemble cast will give them an amazing finale season.”
This form of season pickup, renewal but for a final season, is becoming more and more common. It’s great that it gives everyone a chance to wrap things up, but the also-becoming-common response to the news is “Congratudolences”.
The show is currently three episodes in to the second half of its fourth season, with 6 more current episodes to go. So keep watching, and we’ll keep you posted.
UPDATE: The press release has been issued, and it says exactly what we already told you. The only additional information is that the final, abbreviated season will air in 2014.
Warehouse 13, starring Joanne Kelly, Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti, and Aaron Ashmore, airs Mondays at 10/9c on Syfy.