HBO Max's Search Party Renewed For Season 5

Less than two weeks since Season 4 finished, more episodes are already on the way.

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HBO Max has renewed the satirical dark comedy thriller series Search Party for a fifth season, according to a release. The announcement does not indicate whether this upcoming batch of episodes will finish out the series, but just the fact that this season will exist comes as a bit of a shock (in a good way) since the last finale, which aired on January 28, could have worked as a satisfying series finale.

The release also announced that Search Party showrunners and co-creators Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers will enter into a two-year overall deal to develop new programming for the streamer.

"We are thrilled that HBO Max has not only given the world a fifth season of Search Party, but also shown this much faith in our partnership with them as we develop new projects for the platform," said Bliss and Rogers. "Potential titles for upcoming shows include Monkeys Love Manhattan and The Pineapple Predicament. Those aren't actual shows we would ever pitch but it exhibits that we can make up titles if we need to."

Search Party stars Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), John Reynolds (Stranger Things), John Early (30 Rock), and Meredith Hagner (Veep). All four seasons of Search Party can be streamed on HBO Max. However, newcomers should note that the show's tone shifts wildly from season to season--it's changed a lot from its first season as a TBS series back in 2016, when it was originally received as a "Scooby Doo but with millennials" show. If you love legal dramas, murder mysteries, psychological thrillers, and dunks on millennials--Search Party is the show for you.

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