UPDATE: Read our Awkward Season 5 finale recap here.
If you’re not sure whether to approach Tuesday’s one-hour Awkward (MTV, 10/9c) as a season or series finale, there’s a good reason for that: It’s a little bit of both.
“We always thought it should feel like the ending of a chapter,” executive producer Mike Chessler tells TVLine of the episode. “We really wanted this finale to have pivotal moments for all of the characters, most importantly for Matty and Jenna, since that’s the central relationship of the show. It does feel complete in its own way.”
As for the likelihood of a sixth season, executive producer Chris Alberghini says the decision is MTV’s to make.
“We as the showrunners certainly believe there are plenty more stories left to tell, and we’re excited about the potential to do so,” he explains. “But we don’t control the fate of the show. It’s just a matter of MTV deciding what fits into their schedule next year and how many shows they’re going to have. We’re certainly interested, and most of the cast is interested.”
And what might a sixth season look like, you ask?
“It would be a very different,” Chessler notes. “We’d jump ahead in time again, and there have been conversations about having it in a different city with a different feel. The reason I said this episode is the close of one chapter is because, if there were to be another chapter, it would be a very different phase of [the characters’ lives]. We’d really turn the show on its ear.”
Awkward fans, how are you feeling on the eve of (what could be) Awkward‘s final hour? Do you hope we get to see this “different phase” in Season 6? Drop a comment with all of your thoughts below.