Bruce Campbell believes seven seasons would be the ideal amount of time to bring Burn Notice to a satisfying conclusion, but warns of the perils of an eighth chapter.
Campbell, who has played covert operative and ex-Navy SEAL Sam Axe on the USA spy drama since 2007, told Digital Spy that he has another season left in him:
“I’m good, I’ll take season seven. We’re halfway through six now. I’ll go seven seasons… that’s all you need to tell. That’s plenty of stories. That’s plenty.”
He believes seven seasons would be “perfect” for the show to wrap things up (likely putting it within the famed 100 episode threshold), noting that negotiating an eighth season could get “complicated”:
“Oh yeah, seven would be perfect. Once you get to eight, people want too much money, people get tired and get crabby. You’re going to lose an actor… some guy is going to hold out for too much money. It always gets complicated.
But [..] If we knew the seventh season was the last one, then you could really gear yourself towards that – for that seventh and last season, you’re really going for it.”
Burn Notice airs its midseason 6 finale on Thursday, August 23 on USA. Catch the promo here.