After much speculation, Hulu has announced that The Mindy Project season six will be the last for the series.
If you watched the season five finale on Tuesday, you know that Mindy Lahiri officially tied the knot to nurse Ben. This is, of course, the opposite of what most fans want for the OBGYN. Many hold-outs are still hoping for a Mindy-Danny reunion, but did the finale just dash all those hopes and dreams. Mindy Kaling says,
“What’s weird is, Mindy is married at the end of the season 5 finale, but she has never been married in the series, so that’s incredibly fun for a character who’s been obsessed with [marriage] and has come close many times, and seeing her disavow it for a while after her disastrous breakup with who she thought was her soulmate. And now she’s married! The final season is the final time—it’s the best time—to confront what that reality is for her. And really, we’ve put her through the ringer. It’s hard. I’m a romantic at heart. I believe that marriage is like, a sacred relationship, and I really like it, but I’m also single myself, so I see every side of it. It’s going to be really fun to explore.”
So perhaps Mindy’s marriage to Ben won’t be the end-all-be-all? That’s what we heard!
Either way, this felt like the right way to end the series. At least, for Kaling. She explained her thinking:
“We started this series when she was single, and now she’s married and has a kid and she has a stepdaughter, and it kind of just felt like [a few] more episodes was all we needed to wind this down.”
So what can viewers expect from the The Mindy Project season six finale? Kaling says,
“We’re going to blow the lid off the show. I’m so excited. I’ve never been able to write toward the end of a season, and I’m obviously obsessed with cinematic stuff, so I’m really excited about this last season. I think we’re going to get amazing guest stars, because there have been so many people who have been wanting to do the show, but now that they know it’s going to end, it’s going to be very exciting to pull some of these movie people I’ve been working with and have them come be in the show. It’s going to be a great season.”