Cult sketch show Portlandia set to end in 2018


All good things must come to an end, including the fantastic television series Portlandia created by Sleater-Kinney songstress Carrie Brownstein and SNL alum, Fred Armisen.

Portlandia is known for being an alternative, somewhat indie satirical sketch show set and filmed around Portland, Oregon. The sketches on the show highlight the alternative culture of the city and the surrounding areas in the America’s Pacific Northwest. The show is scripted, but also relies heavily on improvisation.

The sketch show first launched back in 2011 on US cable network IFC, and is due to return for a sixth season in early 2016. IFC have already confirmed the commission of two further seasons for 2017 and 2018, with the president of the network, Jen Caserta,  even going so far as to say that they will continue to produce the show “until there are no more to produce.”

Brownstein and Armisen confirmed that the show would end at a press event over the weekend, but also hinted that the show may be revived in the future in the form of a spin-off or special.

Watch a classic scene featuring Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan (otherwise known as the mayor of Portland) below.


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