Justified exec producer Graham Yost has admitted that he doesn’t yet know how the series will end.
Speaking at the winter press tour, Yost said that the conclusion to the sixth and final season has yet to be figured out, per THR:
“We don’t have the ending, yet. We don’t have the ending. We’re shooting episode 10, and we have a script for 11 … and we’re also breaking and then outlining 12. And then we’re getting to 13. That doesn’t mean we haven’t been thinking about the ending. [The whole team] has been talking about the ending.
“[Elmore Leonard] would just start writing, and if he didn’t like where it was going, he’d throw out the pages,” Yost told reporters Sunday. “You can’t do that on a television show, except to a degree that when you’re going toward the ending, we have a certain amount of flexibility. We’re going to have to do it in the next few weeks, but we absolutely don’t know exactly how this is going to end.”
As for the decision to not take the series into Season 7, Yost reiterated that “we didn’t want to outstay our welcome.”