LOS ANGELES — Fans of the hit TV show Misdirection have been left heartbroken after the cable channel Showtime confirmed that the show’s upcoming tenth season would be its last.
“It’s been an incredible ride, and we’re so grateful to the viewers for giving us the opportunity to finish the story on our own terms,” said showrunner Ariadne Jones in a YouTube video posted earlier today. “We’re going to give Eli and Ilya the send-off they deserve. You know, Eli and Ilya? The main characters? Why do you look so confused?”
The social media response to the announcement has been overwhelming, with numerous people pointing out how they’d never even heard of the show.
“How has this show been running since 2007 and I’ve never heard of it?” said television fan Frank Seagull, on whatever Twitter is called now. “I swear I’ve never even seen a gif of this thing. Am I being pranked? Is this some kind of Twilight Zone situation?”
It wasn’t just internet users who were unfamiliar with the political thriller, however. A press junket with Misdirection star Mario Lopez showed an obliviousness to any particular details about the show.
“Yeah, you know, it’s been a long time coming, and we’re all never going to forget the time we spent working together on this,” said Lopez, refusing to make direct eye contact with anyone other than his handler. “I don’t want to give anything away, but I think fans are going to be excited. The characters, you know, they speak for themselves. And the conclusion? Well, it’s definitely an ending, that’s for sure.”
The final season of Misdirection will air in February 2024, and will be briefly available on Paramount+ before it is removed for tax purposes.