Lockup has been cancelled at MSNBC after 16 years, with the upcoming 25th season to be the last in the series, per THR.
The long-running prison documentary series heads to cancellation jail after its final season airing later this year, though exec producer Rasha Drachkovitch is hopeful the series can live on by alternate means:
“Because we’ve been leaders in this space, new and exciting opportunities are on the horizon for 44 Blue to continue bringing viewers stories of the extreme human condition. We’ve been approached to create content in the same genre that we’ve had such success pioneering, we look forward to telling more stories of life behind bars. Whether it be linear, international, VR or digital – exciting things to come.”
Reflecting on Lockup‘s legacy, Drachkovitch adds:
“I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. Every show has challenges. Lockup has real challenges to produce, and to be able to do it consistently [is an accomplishment].”