The fifth and final season of Person of Interest just ended last week but a spinoff is still possible in lieu of Season 6.
?Never say never,? producer Greg Plageman said when asked about a possible spinoff, as International Business Times writes. Plageman remained optimistic especially after shows with a huge following like 24 and The X-Files were given surprising comebacks.
Fans were not yet ready to let go of the cyberpunk crime thriller so they created the ?Save Person of Interest? petition on Change.Org. Their goal for the petition was for it to reach Netflix, WGN, Amazon and other big decision makers to bring the series back.
The petition is specifically asking for at least one more season which includes all the characters back together again. If this can no longer be possible, then they will be happy with a spinoff, a redo of Season 5, or an alternate universe that will feature the whole cast.
Kaily Russell, the fan who started the petition, also talked about how great the show is for representing the LGBT community and for also giving a genuine representation of mental disorders. She also mentioned that great friendships were also built around the show.
The petition has 47,190 supporters already and they only need 2,810 more to reach 50,000. If you?re a fan of the show and want to see more of it, go to Change.Org to show your support.
The cyberpunk-thriller was a well-loved show on CBS and fans were furious when the producers first announced that the fifth season will be the last, back when they first announced the Season 5 premiere date in March.
Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Plageman released a statement to IGN:
?We?re extremely excited to be able share this final season with the fans. We?re eternally grateful to our amazing cast and crew, as well as our partners at the studio and network. Most of all, we want to thank the show?s fans ? the best fans in the world. This subversive little paranoia-inducing cyberpunk-thriller is for you and would not have been possible without your support. As life has come to imitate Person of Interest, it?s been our great privilege to work on the show for the past five seasons. We can?t wait for you to experience this thrilling and final chapter.?
With the overwhelming effort of POI fans to take back the series, it appears that Season 5 will possibly not be the ?final chapter? after all. As IBTimes notes, there was an episode in Season 5 titled ?Synechdoche? that further strengthens the possibility for a spinoff or another season. The show projected that the Machine actually brought together another team elsewhere in the country and this made the hopes for a continuation or a spinoff more intense.
Perhaps fans will get what they want after all for their tremendous loyalty to the show.
Stay tuned for more news and updates on Person of Interest whether a spinoff, a new season, or an alternate universe will be in the works.