So fans – and even cast – were caught by surprise by Deadline’s interpretation of the news that Syfy had commissioned a sixth series of Eureka – but for only 6 episodes, which Deadline took to mean that the series was wrapping up.
Well, the tweets were ablaze after that, with stars Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson getting in on it, and Colin making phone calls. Since then, Syfy’s president of original programming, Mark Stern, released an official statement:
“Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia have brought a creative vitality to Eureka that has kept it fresh and inventive. Although we do not have a commitment beyond six episodes for the sixth season, we are hopeful that this will not be the end of the franchise.”
So it seems that, like with any series, it could be the last episodes, there has been no definitive decision in that regard. For whatever reason the network and the producers could only agree on the 6 at this point, and it could be a way to tie up story lines in a way that it could be, but not necessarily be the end.
Even still, we have 19 more planned episodes (not including the rest of Season 4.5) including a holiday episode to look forward to!