'Inside Amy Schumer' Season 5 Won't Happen For A While, But Fans Shouldn't Be Worried
Amy Schumer takes everything that comes at her in stride. This year, she released a new book, put out a highly praised HBO special, and was nominated for two Emmys. But, unfortunately, not everything else was positive. In August, Schumer had to deal with the backlash of Inside Amy writer Kurt Metzger's controversial comments about sexual assault. During the maelstrom, she dropped the bombshell that she was done making Inside Amy Schumer, and then the morning after, quickly backpedaled. The comedian clarified that Inside Amy will return for a fifth season, but hinted it wouldn't be for a while. Then, Monday night, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Schumer gave another puzzling statement regarding her Comedy Central show, leaving fans to wonder when Season 5 of Inside Amy will happen. That is, if it's still happening at all. (As of January, the show did get picked up for a fifth season.)
During Watch What Happens Live's "Plead the Fifth" segment, host Andy Cohen asked Schumer about the upcoming season. He said, “On a scale of 1-10, what is the actual likelihood of a fifth and final season of the show?” Schumer replied, “I’m going to take number five on the scale… plead the fifth!” The omission doesn't seem like great news, unless you consider the question. He did sort of ask if Season 5 would be "the final" season. Perhaps Schumer couldn't answer that part just yet because she didn't know.
This all dates back to those misleading tweets Schumer posted in August. She stirred confusion after tweeting that her show wasn’t staffing any writers because, as she said, "We aren't making the show anymore. There are no writers for it."
Later, Schumer clarified her comment and explained that the show was not cancelled, but that she didn't plan to film episodes any time soon. She said she wanted to be "writing more for the next year at least."
Which means that, if Inside Amy Season 5 happens, it won't be hitting our screens for at least another year. Fans of Schumer will be sitting tight until then, but shouldn't feel totally neglected. The comedian been working hard on a multitude of other projects. Her book, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, has been out since the summer and features personal and honest accounts of Schumer's life. That should tide you over for at least a few weeks, right?
Then, there are all her impending film projects. In February, The Wrap confirmed that Goldie Hawn would play Amy Schumer‘s mother in an upcoming kidnapping comedy from director Jonathan Levine. But not everything will be comedic for Schumer. According to Deadline, she's working on a pretty heavy-sounding movie with Miles Teller about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The film's an adaptation of David Finkel’s book Thank You For Your Service, and will be directed by American Sniper writer Jason Hall. It's set to come out some time in 2017.
Last, but probably not least, Schumer's still working on that film with Jennifer Lawrence. The actress gave Entertainment Tonight some details when she was doing a press tour for the latest The Hunger Games. According to Lawrence, Schumer will play the responsible one in the film. "Amy, in this movie, she has it very together. It's her lifelong dream to be a flight attendant. She works at the airport," the actress explained, adding, “And I'm a mess.” Sounds like Schumer's trying to move away from the persona she played in Trainwreck, which could mean big things for her future in acting.
So, even if Inside Amy doesn't return for another year, or even if it doesn't come back at all, rest assured that Schumer will still be around. She can't plead the fifth on that one.