Marc Maron Puts an End to IFC’s ‘Maron’ After Season 4
Marc Maron followed the suit of Louie-style comedian dramedies down his own path with IFC’s Maron for four seasons, albeit one that will come to an abrupt end with the current run. Maron confirms that Season 4 will officially put Maron to rest this week, even as IFC would likely welcome a fifth season.
Via Business Insider, Maron confirmed an end to the series in his WTF podcast, particularly that this week’s two-episode season finale will double up as the series finale. Maron, for his part, has no regrets on bringing the series to an end:
I’ve decided that this is it. It’s done. There’s ways to do more, but this was the vision. This season was the season. And I couldn’t be more thrilled about how it came out, how all four seasons came out. I think you’ll see that we wrapped the story up in the best way possible. And I just feel like it’s done and I’m thrilled about it.
I’m sure [IFC] would be thrilled to do more … It doesn’t cost them a lot. We do it pretty inexpensively, which adds to the challenge. I had amazing people working with me. IFC gave us a lot of creative freedom, but I feel like it’s done and I’m proud of it. And I don’t see any reason to keep going.
IFC confirmed as much with its own statement:
IFC feels incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Marc and to bring his unique vision for a television show to our viewers, and we support his decision to bring the series to a close after this remarkable fourth season. We are enormously proud of ‘Maron’ and the comedic, poignant and deeply personal ride Marc has taken us on. He is an incredibly authentic talent and we wish him nothing but the best.
The 2013-premiereing series has had a wealth of guest stars over the years, including Maria Bamford, Louis C.K., Conan O’Brien, Aubrey Plaza, Constance Zimmer and many more, but was Maron right to cap the series at Season 4?