“With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, Californication has been one of our groundbreaking signature series,” said Showtime’s President of Entertainment, David Nevins, according to Variety. “We will always be indebted to [creator and executive producer] Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody. Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and longtime fans alike.”
The series debuted back in 2007. Its early seasons earned consistent critical acclaim, along with a slew of Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. Duchovny, who plays womanizing writer Hank Moody, even picked up a Best Actor Globe in 2008.
Some may feel the series jumped the shark in recent seasons, but Duchovny was optimistic about the show during an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, even adding his two cents for how it should all wrap up.
“I’ve always wanted to know when we were ending the show because I’ve always wanted it to end with Hank back home, where I feel he belongs, with Karen and Becca nearby, however old she might be,” Duchovny said. “So I guess his development would be more like doubling back to the beginning. In terms of how it’s been working out in the show, what I found interesting is in the first year or two, or three, maybe, Hank is really the loose cannon and the guy who goes into a situation and creates chaos, and the comedy of it ensues from the chaos. But what’s been interesting over the last couple or two or three years is that Hank has kind of matured into the voice of reason, and those around him have become as crazy as Hank was in the beginning, like Charlie and Marcy and even Karen sometimes, or the guest stars that come in. And Hank has to be the most mature voice, which, to me, is very funny, when Hank is the guy that’s trying to be the most logical or mature.”