Cult sketch show is due to return for its sixth season early next year
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen have revealed that Portlandia will end as a TV series in 2018.
The sketch show starring Sleater-Kinney rocker Brownstein and Saturday Night Live alumnus Armisen launched on US cable network IFC in 2011 and is due to return for its sixth season early next year.
IFC has already ordered a seventh season for 2017 and an eighth season for 2018 is all but confirmed, with the network’s president Jen Caserta insisting that IFC will “do this show until there’s no more show to do”.
During a press event over the weekend, Brownstein and Armisen said that Portlandia would end with its eighth season in “this iteration”, which suggests the show could be revived in the future for some kind of spin-off or self-contained special.
Portlandia sends up the wide variety of alternative lifestyles in the notoriously liberal northwestern city of Portland, Oregon. Over the years the show has attracted a steady stream of guest stars from the world of music including Jack White, Aimee Mann, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and No Doubt.