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Leverage Bows Out After Five Seasons

By on December 22, 2012

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Leverage’s December 25th episode ‘The Long Goodbye’ is to be a goodbye in more ways than one. The series has been cancelled by TNT after five seasons. Executive producer/director Dean Devlin broke the news in a heartfelt letter to fans on, expressing his thanks for ‘five amazing seasons’ as well as thanking those involved in making the show.

The Long Goodbye‘ will see the Leverage team facing their toughest con yet in an episode which sees Nate taking on a case linked to his son’s death.

Dean Devlin’s full letter follows:

The Long Goodbye is our final goodbye.

It has been decided today that this Tuesday’s episode of Leverage “The Long Goodbye Job” will be the series finale as TNT has decided not to renew the show for a sixth season.

I want to take the opportunity to thank TNT for five amazing seasons and 77 episodes of a show that has been so good to me.  I’m incredibly proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished.  Throughout this journey TNT have been the most amazing partners.  Their support and collaboration I will cherish forever.

I also want to thank everyone involved in making the show.  Tim, Gina, Beth, Christian and Aldis are the finest ensemble of actors I’ve ever worked with.  They’ve become our partners, our friends and our family.

The amazing crew who pulled off miracles every day on our show.  Thank you for everything you’ve contributed.  Your blood and sweat is in every frame of our series and I’m eternally in your debt.

And, of course, on behalf of everyone involved in the show, thank you to all the fans who’ve supported us and the show.  You have amazed us all.  We love you and thank you all.

I’m so happy we were able to film the series finale we had always envisioned and I’m happy we’re able to present it on Christmas as our gift to you.  It’s a bittersweet goodbye.

Gratefully yours,

Dean Devlin

Executive Producer/Director LEVERAGE


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