As of the writing of this letter, we still do not know if there will
be a season six of our show. Just as we didn’t know when we created the
last three episodes which are about to air. Because of this uncertainty,
John Rogers and I decided to end this season with the episode we had
planned to make to end the series, way back when we shot the pilot. So,
the episode that will air on Christmas is, in fact, the series finale we
had always envisioned.
This is not to say we would not do a season six should we get the
opportunity. Everyone involved with the show, from the cast, the crew,
the writers and producers, would like nothing more than to continue
telling these stories. But, in case we do not get that opportunity we
felt that, creatively, after 77 episodes, we owed it to you, our fans,
to end the show properly.
I sincerely hope you watch these last three episodes. They build to
our conclusion. And the finale, I believe, is the most powerful episode
we’ve ever done.
From all of us who make the show, thank you for watching, supporting
and encouraging us. I’ve never experienced a fandom as intense, loyal
and wonderful as you all.
Let’s go steal a series finale!
Dean Devlin Executive Producer/Director LEVERAGE
Now, this just leaves an empty hole in my chest. I admit that TNT’s
silence is really not good news for the show. But I believe that this
season, the series has explored a different side of the characters and
what “jobs” the team can take up. This opens up the opportunity to
continue this into the next season(s), but it seems that as of right
now, the future is looking rather bleak for Leverage. That is just so sad as I will truly miss our favorite Mastermind,
Grifter, Thief, Hacker and Hitter. I fell out of radar with this show
somewhere in the middle of season 3, but after finding the time to catch
up, I fell in love with it once again. The story plots are just great,
the characters are very interesting people and the chemistry the cast
has is just impeccable. It’s a considered a drama but the comedic stuff
is just as awesome. Who would have thought that Tim Hutton has a great
comedic side in him? And what about Beth and Aldis? Their careers
bloomed with this show and we saw how they are diamonds in the ruff, and
luckily the Leverage people were able to see their awesomeness (yes!)
and introduce them to us. And of course, Christian and Gina. Truly great
actors that can change from drama to comedy in a beat.
If these last 3 episodes are really the last, then these last 3 shows
are going to be epic. Right now, I just want to say thanks to Dean,
John, Chris D., Tim, Gina, Beth, Aldis and Chris for sharing 5 wonderful
seasons in the Leverage-verse. Thank you for creating such wonderful
characters and bringing these characters to life. But I hope to open
another chapter and get a season 6. We are not yet done with Nate,
Sophie, Parker, Hardison and Eliot. We want the fun train to continue
chugging along. So as long as TNT hasn’t said any final word, Grifters
around the world will continue to fight for that 6th season. And yes, if
there is one thing that we, the fans, can do to really show our
appreciation for the cast and crew of this unique series, we will
continue to pile up the votes and hopefully give them that well deserved
People’s Choice Award.