On Thursday morning, the cast and crew of Broad City filmed the show’s series finale and we can’t even. Sharing images and messages to the crew and fans, the creators of cast of Broad City already have us in tears. In the clerb, we all fam.
Arturo Castro, who got his big break playing Jaime on Broad City, penned an emotional message to the show’s creators and his friends, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. “Saying I’m grateful to Abbi and Ilana doesnt begin describe it. How do you say thank you to the folks that were the first to validate that feeling inside of you that you hoped was true? That the story inside of you is worth telling. You can’t thank them, all you can do is take the opportunity they gave you and use it to do good in this world, through message and by giving that opportunity back to the next generation.”
Since booking Broad City, Castro has appeared on Narcos, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Lego Movie 2, and the upcoming live action Disney remake of Lady and the Tramp. Thanking the show’s devoted fans, Castro writes that Broad City “gave me the chance to meet people and fans from all over the world. Hear your stories, feel your kindness, just meet you all, I’ll never forget how lucky I am to have that.”
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And just like that, 6 years go by in a flash. .. What a life, career defining adventure this has been. Starting in a small studio for the audition in 2012, and culminating on a rooftop last night. I’ve been lucky enough to get to come to a set with friends year after year, and see many lives change and improve through the power of this show. . . Saying I’m grateful to Abbi and Ilana doesnt begin describe it. How do you say thank you to the folks that were the first to validate that feeling inside of you that you hoped was true? That the story inside of you is worth telling. . … . You can’t thank them, all you can do is take the opportunity they gave you and use it to do good in this world, through message and by giving that opportunity back to the next generation. … It also have me the chance to meet people and fans from all over the world. Hear your stories, feel your kindness, just meet you all, I’ll never forget how lucky I am to have that. . … Thank you Abbi, thank you Ilana, thank you @broadcity, thank you to the fans, and thank you Jaime. You mean more to me than I’ll ever be able to say. .. “Aren’t you that guy from Broad City?” You fcking bet I am, and always will be. 🙂 #ByeByeBc #ForeverInYourDebt #BroadCity
Paul W. Downs played Trey for five seasons, while writing for Broad City and acting as one of the executive producers. The comedian, who also starred in Time Traveling Bong and Rough Night with Glazer, shared a throwback picture that included Glazer, Jacobson, and Downs’ partner Lucia Aniello, who is a writer and director on Broad City. Celebrating Broad City when it was a web series, Downs’ post is a reminder of how far the hit Comedy Central show has come in five years.
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In a pic that will have fans crying “Frond to the ond,” Jacobson shared a sweet snap of herself and Glazer walking with their arms around one another after shooting the finale. “We wrapped shooting for Broad City this morning. I could not be more proud of this show and the brilliant, generous and kind people I have gotten to make it with over the years,” writes Jacobson. “I hope you like this last season. We had so much fun making it.”
All good things must come to an end, but in the case of Broad City, saying goodbye to the kweens who taught us about nature’s pocket, accepting our eyebrows, and refusing to smile unless we want to will be brutal. While little is known about Broad City’s fifth and final season, we have been able to put together a few clues about what’s in store for the besties.
UPDATE: Glazer and Jacobson announced that Broad City Season 5 will premiered on January 24 at 10 p.m. ET!
An official premiere date has yet to be announced, but we do know that Broad City’s fifth season will premiere sometime in early 2019.
Abbi’s roommate Melody is a long-running gag and homage to Frasier, with the character referenced but never seen on camera. Melody’s boyfriend Bevers, played by John Gemberling, appears in the final season, so could this mean we may finally meet Melody? Probably not, but it’s nice to dream.
Broad City has always boasted an impressive number of cameos each season, including RuPaul, Kelly Ripa, Blake Griffin, Steve Buscemi, Seth Rogen, and Hillary Clinton. No cameos have been confirmed so far, but we do know that Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘bumped into’ the set…hmmmmm…
True Story: I walked out of the subway this afternoon and accidentally wandered into a Broad City shoot, which is the most NY thing that’s ever happened to me? *yas yas yas gif* pic.twitter.com/tEsB74gtpF
— The NYTimes Best-HELLing Authorror (@Lin_Manuel) October 16, 2018
After announcing that Broad City will be ending after Season 5, Viacom revealed that both Jacobson and Glazer will be working on new projects. Mall Town, USA is an animated series about a 13-year-old girl who deals with puberty and society in the American mall culture. The show will be written by Broad City writer Gabe Liedman and produced by Glazer and Jacobson.
Platinum Status will be written by Glazer’s brother Eliot Glazer, who also plays Ilana’s brother on Broad City. The show opens with Glazer as a gay man who hooks up with a woman after his boyfriend of 10 years breaks up with him. Ilana will also produce.
Finally, Young Professionals will be written and produced by David Litt, who at 24 became one of the youngest White House speech writers ever when he worked for the Obama administration (if you haven’t read his book Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years we highly recommend it, or at least listen to his Moth presentation). Glazer and Jacobson will both produce alongside Litt.
It was also recently announced that Jacobson would be developing a new comedy series for Amazon based on the 1992 baseball classic A League of Their Own.
It’s a fact.
Watch Broad City clips here now, and watch the final season, coming to Much on January 24, 2019.