The greatest thing to ever come out of a web series is soon to end.
Broad City‘s fifth season will be its last, creators / stars / all-round kweens Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson announced today. They just have too much other damn stuff to work on.
“Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series,” they said in a joint statement. “It’s been a phenomenal experience, and we’ve put ourselves into it completely. Broad City‘s always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season five honours that spirit. We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways.”
The previously announced fifth season won’t air until early 2019, so we have some time to say our goodbyes. Meanwhile, the duo already have three projects in development at Comedy Central as part of their larger deal.
While neither Abbi or Ilana star or direct in the three new projects (they’re executive producing for the most part), all three sound like a wild time.
Mall Town USA is an animated comedy about a 13-year-old navigating puberty / American culture at the mall, Platinum Status is about a gay man (Ilana’s brother, Eliot Glazer) who hooks up with a woman after his boyfriend of ten years dumps him, and Young Professionals is a coming-of-age comedy from David Litt, the youngest ever Obama speechwriter (he was 24 when he started) about his life in Washington D.C. living with five other housemates.
Meanwhile, Abbi is voicing a role in Matt Groening’s upcoming animation Disechantment / starring opposite Dave Franco in the film 6 Balloons, and she and Ilana are both guest judges on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Busy kweens, blessing our lives. We were lucky to have five seasons.