Search Party has been renewed for a fifth season, after the wild ending to season four.
The satirical dark comedy has gained a whole new legion of fans since moving from TBS to HBO Max after season two, and it has now been confirmed that Dory, Drew, Elliott and Portia will be back for more self-obsessed drama.
Search Party’s creators Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers have not only been given a fifth season of the show, but HBO Max have snapped them up for a two-year overall deal to develop new programming for the streaming service.
The pair told Deadline: ‘We are thrilled that HBO Max has not only given the world a fifth season of Search Party, but also shown this much faith in our partnership with them as we develop new projects for the platform.
‘Potential titles for upcoming shows include Monkeys Love Manhattan and The Pineapple Predicament. Those aren’t actual shows we would ever pitch but it exhibits that we can make up titles if we need to.’
Sarah Aubrey, the head of original content at HBO Max, said: ‘Charles and Sarah-Violet are the masters of genre-blending and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
‘It’s been a joy working with them – they are whip-smart, wildly funny and have such a distinctive worldview – we couldn’t be happier that they are continuing to call HBO Max their home.’
Bliss and Rogers ‘assume’ that the upcoming series will be the show’s last, but after the season four finale, we have come to expect the unexpected.
** Warning – spoilers ahead for season four **
In the last episode, the gang attended Dory’s funeral, after our leading lady (Alia Shawkat) apparently died in a house fire after becoming trapped in her captor’s basement.
However, in the last seconds, we learned that was all a dream and that Dory was rescued – and maybe is now enlightened, as she said after being revived: ‘I saw everything.’
Search Party began with Dory, an unmotivated twenty-something, attempting to find a college classmate who has gone missing.
However, it turned into a murder, a cover-up, and a sensational court trial, which saw Dory and Drew (John Reynolds) getting away with murder.
Season four saw Drew, Elliott (John Early) and Portia (Meredith Hagner) forming the search party after Dory was kidnapped by a superfan and held captive in a foam replica of her Brooklyn apartment.
The latest series featured guest appearances from stars including Susan Sarandon and Busy Phillipps.
Search Party seasons one through four are available to watch on HBO Max in the US, and seasons one and two are available to buy on Amazon Prime Video.Credit: Original article published here.