[Director Peter] Atencio spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the real reason behind the decision to say farewell, Comedy Central’s hesitation to announce the end of the series and what viewers can expect from the “bizarre” and “personal” series finale.
When did you first hear that they were thinking about ending the show?
Truthfully, I’ve known for a while. I feel like we started talking about in the beginning of conversations about the fourth season. It’s just how much time the show takes us all to work on, and it’s so labor intensive. We love doing it, but at the same time, the guys are constantly turning down other projects because they overlapped and so was I. So we started having the conversation of, “Maybe we should take a break for awhile,” and then we realized, “Eh, if we’re going to end it, we might as well end it on our own terms, and do it how we want.” So when they asked for the double order of season four and five, 22 episodes, we were like, ‘OK, that’s a great way to go out.’ It feels like that’s going to be a ton of work and then we’ll be sick of it and then we’ll want to walk away from it without feeling too much remorse, which now of course, we’re all like, “Oh my God, what are we doing?”
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