12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'On My Block' Renewed for Final Season at Netflix
On My Block is coming to an end.
Netflix has renewed its breakout comedy from co-creator Lauren Iungerich for a fourth and final season. The final round of 10 episodes (up two from season three) will resume in early March. It's unclear if the final season will air this year or next.
Stars Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia and Julio Macias will all return for the fourth season of the coming-of-age comedy set in an inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood.
The renewal news comes after central stars Capri, Genao, Gray and Tinocoall, joined by Garcia, negotiated sizable salary increases that included a potential fourth and fifth season. The decision to end the series comes as the five will see their per-episode fees jump from $200,000 for seasons one and two to $650,000 for season three. As part of the July 2019 renegotiation, the cast was poised to see their pay bump to $850,000 for season four, with a potential jump to $1.05 million should there have been a fifth cycle.
Netflix has a penchant for ending scripted original series after three or four seasons as the cost of producing a show skyrockets in later cycles. On My Block joins other Netflix originals that will end this year including Atypical (also ending after four seasons), Dead To Me (three seasons), Dear White People (four), The Kominsky Method (three), Lost in Space (three), Ozark (four) and Grace and Frankie, with the latter ranking as the streaming giant's longest-running original and capping its run with seven seasons.
On My Block has been a breakout under the radar hit for Netflix. The series has an impressive 95 percent rating among critics and 91 percent score with viewers on aggregation site RottenTomatoes. Iungerich, who has an overall deal with Netflix, co-created the single-camera comedy alongside Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft. Netflix owns the series.