As the dust settles on Syfy’s decision to not order a sixth season of Eureka, the cast and crew are coming to terms with the end of the show.
E! Online was on a set visit when news broke that the show wouldn’t be back for a sixth season.
“People wanted 13 episodes [for season six], but six is better than nothing. Unfortunately now we’re left with nothing. So it was a bit of a shock,” says Joe Morton.
Creator and producer Jamie Paglia flew up to the set to break the news. The cast and crew were working on the final episode for season five and wouldn’t have had time to re-write it enough to properly wrap up the show. Actors Colin Ferguson and Niall Matter both expressed frustration at not being able to send the series out on a proper finale while Paglia hoped that Syfy might grant the series one more episode to do a proper finale.
Syfy listened according to E! and has given the series one more episode.
“They’ve all been amazingly behind us,” Paglia told E!. “[The cancellation] was shocking news—I think shocking to even the people involved in making the decisions. We just want to go out on a high note in the most positive way we can.”
Actress Erica Cerra said she’s happy that will happen so that the fans can get the closure they deserve after supporting the show for five years.
And while many of us are frustrated with Syfy, Ferguson says there’s still a lot of Eureka left to enjoy and asks viewers to not let the news drive them away from the show.
“We have a great season coming up—17 episodes left to air,” Ferguson says. “Take a moment, get sad if you want to get sad, but there’s some really great work coming. I’m really proud of it. We worked really hard on it. I’d love it if instead of a tone of sadness people could watch it and go out on a tone of joy.”