Leverage fans may have to depend on re-runs in order to get their fix of the vigilante heist drama. Show producers revealed that this might be the final season of the series.
In preperation to TNT’s decision, Leverage creator Dean Devlin has written a show finale to insert in need be for an ending.
Devlin and co-creator John Rogers alerted fans on the fansite LeverageFans.com, that they’ve decided to end this season with the episode they had planned to make to end the series, just in case TNT declined to renew Leverage for a sixth year.
Just to be clear, the show has not been officially canceled and the possibility of a renewal still exists.
Below is Devlin’s note to Leverage fans that he posted on the fan sight:
Dear LEVERAGE Fans,
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!
More details coming soon…