‘Burn Notice’ Calling It Quits With Seventh Season
Burn Notice has one season left in telling the story of Michael Westen, a spy disavowed by the US government now seeking the identity of the person(s) who “burned” him. Along the way, Westen has helped troubled souls in Miami with the aid of FBI agent Sam (Bruce Campbell) and ex-girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar).
For all 98 episodes thus far, Jeffrey Donovan has taken the lead role of Westen, and even though he’ll be wrapping up his run on the show, USA has left the door open on revisiting the series at other times and in other iterations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The network has already done a television movie directed by Donovan and starring fan fave Bruce Campbell in Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe.
(Campbell fans shouldn’t take today’s news too hard — he could soon be reprising his most famous role as Ash from the Evil Dead films in Army of Darkness 2.)
The film was in 2011, the same year the series won an AdAge Vanguard Award for its digital graphic novel A New Day. Repeats will continue to air on USA sister station Esquire.
“From day one, Burn Notice‘s characters, storylines and mythology have consistently captivated a massive audience, and this final season will raise the stakes even higher, leading up to a spectacular series finale,” USA co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber said in a statement.
The show was renewed last November for a final 13-episode run.
Here’s a sneak peek at the trailer:
As for series creator Matt Nix, he will continue to work with USA Network on a medical drama currently in development.
Deadline had the scoop on Complications, which Nix will write and executive produce.
It follows the story of an ER doctor whose life changes after his involvement in a gang shooting, “when he is forced to explore how active a doctor can be in treating the cause of his patients’ medical problems,” the website noted.
How excited are you for the final season of Burn Notice?
[Image via Glenn Watson/USA Network]