Jason Katims seems to be planning something big for the sixth and final season of “Parenthood.” Based on his statements at the 2014 summer TV press tour, he could be planning to kill off a character.
“One of the things I wanted to do with the season was to find one larger story that influences everybody on the show,” he tells reporters at an NBC showrunners panel about a storyline that will run from the first through 13th and final episode of Season 6. “It’s a huge challenge for this family and a kind we haven’t seen before. … I feel like we’re going to be telling a story this year that we haven’t been able to.”
Katims also says that he was never considering cutting a character for Season 6, so read into his statements what you will. He raised the idea of a potential death during a recent interview with Buzzfeed
“To me, ‘Parenthood’ is about, in a way, the cycle of life,” Katims says. “You see these little kids become bigger kids and this season, you saw a shift in the patriarch going from Zeek to Adam [Peter Krause]. I think I would want the end to be about sort of that kind of change, that idea that something is passing and something is starting, something is beginning.”
Katims also says he’s open to doing another “Parenthood”/“About A Boy”
“I would love to try to do that again. To me, when we were shooting the pilot of ‘About A Boy,’ I just had this image of Adam and Crosby just walking through the background of a shot,” he says. “I thought, ‘Well, they’re in San Francisco. It makes sense.’ So I would love the idea of trying to find another opportunity to do that.”