The dream of the mid to late ’10s are alive for “Portlandia.”
IFC has renewed the sketch comedy series for two more seasons, ensuring the network’s biggest hit remains happy through 2017. Armisen and Brownstein remain attached, of course, along with co-creator and series director Jonathan Krisel.
“We are so excited to get to do more ‘Portlandia’ with IFC,” said Armisen and Brownstein in a joint statement. “Getting to work with Jon and our talented writers and crew, it really is our favorite thing in the world. Also, we get to spend more time in Portland!”
The two-term renewal follows a recent trend of multi-season pickups that includes deals for “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Archer,” “Game of Thrones” and some brand new series — including “Blunt Talk” on Starz and Judd Apatow’s Netflix series, “Love.” Multi-seasons orders can benefit a creative team in multiple ways, from story structure to better visuals. (This seasons of “Archer” has incorporated some pretty spectacular animation the team wouldn’t have had time to create without long-term planning.)
Here’s hoping “Portlandia” takes advantage, as well. Season 5 is currently airing Thursdays at 10pm, and Seasons 1-4 are available on Netflix.