Evil Creators Say There Are No Plans to Shop the Show, Will Approach Bonus Episodes as a Mini-Season 5

Despite a pitch to Netflix from Evil star Katja Herbers, the supernatural series is not being shopped to other streaming services following its cancellation at Paramount+.

“We have not [had conversations about selling the show elsewhere],” series co-creator Robert King says on the latest episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s TV’s Top 5 podcast.

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In February, Paramount+ announced that Evil would end with Season 4, but ordered four additional episodes that will be added to the season (for a total of 14 episodes). The Kings, however, suggest that they’re approaching the bonus episodes as an abbreviated Season 5.

“At this point, we’re just focused on making that last fifth season as satisfying to the audience and to ourselves — and the actors — as we can,” fellow co-creator/co-showrunner Michelle King says.

In since-deleted post made hours after news of the cancellation broke on Feb. 15, Herbers wrote on X: “We’re all super sad @paramountplus has decided season 4 is our last.” Then she courted another streaming site for a possible pickup. “@netflix u up? Care to snatch up the goods??”

Despite the decision to end the series, Michelle said Paramount+ “wanted to honor it by giving it a chance to wrap up in a way that honored the show.” With the extra episodes, Evil can now give fans “a sense of closure.”

The drama’s swan song is slated to premiere sometime in May (exact date TBA).

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