It's a good time for Broad City fans. Because after about a year and a half of waiting, Season 4 of the popular comedy series has finally arrived. Ilana and Abbi are back to bring more pot-fueled misadventures, but how long will the series last? Broad City has already been renewed for a fifth season at Comedy Central, but it presumably won't run forever-- especially as the actors begin booking more and more outside work. Abbi Jacobson has a role in The Lego Ninjago Movie, and CinemaBlend's Conner Schwerdtfeger asked the Broad City actress/writer/producer about the future of the series at the animated film's press junket. She said,
It's something that we're definitely talking about now, which is so crazy to be talking about 'well how long do we want to go? When you're working on something that you still kind of can't believe you get to do everyday. I think it's just about not ever doing it past a point where every episode is so meaningful and meaty and packed full of stuff for us. We're not there yet but it definitely isn't a show that should exist forever. It's with the characters. You're growing with them. It's not like Friends. Friends, you grow with them but it's just like, I don't know... These characters are changing and so I don't know. I don't have an answer. It's tough.
While Broad City doesn't currently have an exit plan, it seems like Abbi Jacobson and company are definitely not content to be doing the series indefinitely. Instead, the show's eventual conclusion will be related to the characters' growing maturity and independence. But considering how bonkers Ilana and Abbi are in every episode, it's safe to say the show probably isn't ending anytime soon.
That being said, Season 4 is definitely already bringing major growing moments and changes. While the season premiere was a hilarious take on Sliding Doors, this week's episode actually caught up with the Broads. It turns out that Abbi quit her job at Soulstice following her awkward breakup with Trey during Season 3. Ilana also got a new job as a waitress at an upscale sushi place run by the incomparable Rupaul.
Through the second episode, we saw as both characters chose to make responsible choices and be their authentic selves. Ilana made money by being kind and hilarious with guests, while Abbi and Trey made up and trained Shania Twain (for real). While we haven't caught up with other fan favorites like Lincoln and Jaime, the characters' growing maturity is what will presumably bring the beginning of the end for Broad City. Let's just hope that day doesn't come in Season 5.