The Syfy Channel might be ending ‘Eureka’ with an additional 6 episode ordered for a final season (most likely season 5.5), according to Deadline.
Currently airing season 4.5, the series is now in production to film the 13 episodes for season 5. Production should wrap in the next few weeks on season 5 with cast and crew returning in October to film the final 6 episodes.
Along with ‘Warehouse 13′, ‘Eureka’ is one of the Syfy Channels’ most popular original series. During its season 4, the show averaged 3.16 million total viewers. Season 4.5 premiered in July with only 2 million total viewers – a significant drop from the previous seasons ratings.
While only six episodes have been ordered, Mark Stern, president of programming for SyFy, has issued a statement through EW saying that he is hopeful that ‘Eureka’ will continue: “Although we do not have a commitment beyond six episodes for the sixth season, we are hopeful that this will not be the end of the franchise.”
What this means for the future of ‘Eureka’ is anybody’s guess. Will there be more episodes beyond the six that were ordered, or will they instead try to continue it in another form such as movies or miniseries? Or could there be a spinoff in the works? Personally, this writer loves ‘Eureka’ and is not ready to see it go.