The fifth and final season of MTV’s Awkward might not be so final after all.
MTV announced last October that Season 5 would be the last in the comedy series’ run
However, showrunners Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini say that while Season 5 (premiering Aug 31) does have a measure of resolution, it also “opens a lot of doors” for Season 6, per THR:
There was definitely a feeling of it being high school graduation. Our cast was, in a way, graduating high school, because they all started this show playing sophomores in high school. And then there was the progression of the show. The actors grew up and grew along with the characters on a certain level. They went through a lot. [..] So there definitely was a feeling that these milestones of high school that we were depicting in 5A — which takes us from spring break through graduation — were milestones for the cast as well.
In terms of it being the end, it might not be. We don’t know about that. We were just feeling like 5A is the end of the high school chapter of the show, and 5B is a whole new reboot of the show. We finished shooting 5B in July, and we’re really excited about how that came out. On the one hand, it’s a nice resolution, but on the other hand, it opens a lot of doors, so this may not be the end of the show.
While a sixth season would require the cast to sign new deals, Alberghini underlines the showrunners’ intent to continue Awkward beyond Season 5.
I think we dropped a big enough hint that this may not be the final season, so we just want to make sure that gets heard.
Will Awkward continue on MTV or another outlet? Or will Season 5 indeed be the end of the series? Watch this space…