“I began to feel like four seasons — just over 50 episodes — was the right lifespan,” Schur wrote. He also noted that while the series writers toyed with the idea of taking things further, they ultimately opted to end the show on their terms and in a literal good place.
In hindsight, Bell teased the show would be coming to an end when she told Refinery29 that Schur pitched the entirety of the show’s next chapter to her and caused a “lot of stuff” to swirl in her head. Fortunately, according to the star, the ending is going to be more than worth it.
“It's going to be pretty profound,” Bell said. “It will be the series one day when my kids get older that I'll watch from start to finish with them and just be like, 'Was that enough advice for you?'”
Get ready, because it’s going to be a wild forking (and final!) ride.