Is there will be Search Party Season 5? Search Party, starring Alia Shawkat as a bored Brooklyn post-grad named Dory (Bliss and Rogers), premiered on TBS in 2016. In the years since, as the show evolved into a thriller and moved to HBO Max (Home Sweet Home Alone), the Search Party obsession has increased among TV fans.
Season 3 debuted shortly after HBO Max (Westworld Season 4) started in 2020, and a fourth season debuted a few months later in early 2021. All of Season 4’s suspense built up to a dramatic ending that had us believing Dory had died until the very last minutes showed otherwise. It could’ve been a great series finale, but the cliffhanger seemed like it begged for more of Dory’s and her friends’ stories. With the shocking ending leaving us craving a fifth season, we look at what we know so far about the hysterical thriller.
The Cast of Search Party Season 5
It’s official: Alia Shawkat’s complex, terrifying, lost-in-life Dory returns after the Season 4 finale revealed the episode was a dream sequence. Drew (John Reynolds), Portia (Meredith Hagner), and Elliot (John Early) will all return. Their (at times caustic, confusing, but ultimately heartwarming) friendship is the show. Since the group “discovered” Chantal, Clare McNulty, who portrays her, will also return.
Dory and her friends had unfinished business with Chip Wreck (Cole Escola), who kidnapped Dory and held her prisoner, and his aunt Lyla (Susan Surrandon) helped cover it up, so we may see more of them in the future.
Every season, Search Party manages to attract a fresh batch of new faces. The show has managed to attract a diverse range of guest stars throughout its tenure, from Rosie Perez in Season 1 to Chloe Fineman, Busy Phillips, and even horror novelist R. L. Stine.
Thankfully, Search Party Season 5 seems to be the same. Jeff Goldblum has already been cast as a recurring role, Variety reported in July 2021. After Dory’s near-death experience, he’s intended to portray Tunnel Quinn, “a flamboyant tech millionaire who initiates a very public business collaboration with Dory.” Dory is claimed to be pulling her primary staff into the business effort, bringing them on “an altruistic but harrowing voyage.” That’s the antithesis of what they need!
He’s not the only major star new this season. Kathy Griffin was cast in August 2021. While Dory links up with Goldblum’s Tunnel, it appears Chantal is warming up to Griffin’s character. According to Deadline, Liquorice Montague is “a conspiracy theorist who takes Clare McNulty’s Chantal under her wing as a codependent apprentice.” So, sure, it sounds like the exact opposite of what Chantal needs after fleeing, hiding, going to prison, and publishing a strange, failing novel. It’s unclear what conspiracies they’ll be contemplating, but it’ll be frustrating in a Chantal way.
The Plot of Search Party Season 5
Season 1 began as a mystery, then morphed into a thriller, then into a courtroom drama, before Season 4 returned to form as Drew, Elliot, and Portia played detective to find Dory. According to co-creator Charles Rogers, the writers consider “what it would be like on the other side of death,.”
As a result, Dory feels humiliated by her Nancy Drew cosplay. At the same time, Drew runs away from his difficulties to a physical fantasy land with Portia as Dory, and Elliot sacrifices all of his ideas for fame. According to Rogers, the following season would explore “what it would be like to be on the other side of death and have an epiphany.” He explained that not only Dory goes through it in Season 4 with her “white light” experience, but so do her pals when they fail to rescue her. Dory’s “pursuit for significance” will come to a head now that she is “enlightened,” he told Deadline. “What could go wrong?” With this group, probably!
Based on Jeff Goldblum’s casting, it appears Dory’s project with his character will be the result. They may use a problematic social networking platform or cult-like health app, but it sounds like she’ll try to recover her story in the media through some cringe-worthy public self-reflection with this. She and her companions may also get into more significant trouble. The showrunners told Vanity Fair that “everyone’s crazy comes to a boiling point” this season, and it will be “very, very scary.”
Don’t get too thrilled if you thought Dory would seek vengeance on Chip (Cole Escola) and his Aunt Lyla if the program got darker. According to Escola, the cinnamon bun-fortune heir will utilize his privilege to avoid any consequences. It’s not like our favorite Brooklynites don’t know who took Dory or how to find him, so they may face off (before Chip and his aunt get away unhurt with Lil Sticky’s cash).
Is Search Party Season 5 the Last Season?
Search Party Season 5 was technically not ordered as the show’s final season. Therefore it’s feasible that a sixth season will be released at some point in the future. Despite this, Charles Rogers told Deadline when the show was renewed in February 2021 that it was possible that Season 4 would be the final season, especially since they had initially planned for Season 4 to be the last chapter of the series. As he put it, “We are under the impression that this is the final chapter, but we have learnt to take the performance day by day.”