‘Person of Interest’ season 5 now officially the last

POIFor those out there who have been wondering what the future was going to hold regarding the end of “Person of Interest,” it’s now confirmed: The upcoming fifth season will indeed be the show’s last. This has been long suspected to be the case, and it just means that the new season premiering on Tuesday, May 3 will be the end of the story.

In a statement to IGN, executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman had the following to say:

“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 show for the past five seasons. We can’t wait for you to experience this thrilling and final chapter.”

Perhaps one of the final nails in the coffin for the series was the recent announcement that Sarah Shahi, who was returning this season to play a significant role as Shaw, was set to play Nancy Drew in the recently-announced CBS pilot that is a re-imagining of the classic character. We’re certainly a little bit bummed that the show is ending, but we hesitate to say that it was “canceled” per say given that there were indications long ago that the show was ending, and the producers were able to craft a fitting end with this in mind.

Be sure to head over here to read more about the premiere, and some of the strange plans that CBS has for the show. Meanwhile, sign up right now to secure some other TV news on everything we cover at CarterMatt, sent right over to you via our official newsletter. (Photo: CBS.)

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