Person of Interest's Jim Caviezel
Cast member Jim Caviezel is pictured at the premiere of the film "When The Game Stands Tall" in Los Angeles, California on August 4, 2014. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

As rumours of “Person of Interest” Season 5 being the last continue to circulate, fans initiated an online petition to keep the series running. There are over 25,000 signatures and new updates hint that a potential sixth season may show on Netflix.

The online petition was placed on, stating that “Person of Interest” ("POI") is one of the most unique TV shows at present with a giant fan base worldwide. The petitioners wrote that several other shows copied it for various reasons. It is entertaining, thrilling and generates various emotions. Fans say the show also represents the LGBT community and the effects of a mental disorder.

“We’ve been fighting to keep this show alive and would love to see another network pick it up, even if it’s just for one more season. Don’t let a show we love so much disappear,” the petitioners wrote on the site.

Talks of “Person of Interest” stopping after the fifth season have been going on for months, concerning fans. When CBS released its midseason schedule, the sci-fi crime drama was not included. CBS only ordered 13 episodes for the upcoming season, instead of the usual 22.

Showrunner Jonathan Nolan also told fans during San Diego Comic Con that they are preparing to make Season 5 the finale. However, there is still the possibility of the show continuing, depending on its ratings. It is also possible for Season 6 to continue on Netflix.

Comic Book Resources writes that the series is currently available on Netflix. Season 5 will delve more on real-world concerns associated with the rise of powerful and highly intelligent systems. There will also be struggles between Finch (Michael Emerson) and Root (Amy Acker) in rebuilding The Machine.

Emerson shared that they generally wrap up things in some way each season. They will most likely use the same approach for the new season, while introducing a more finale feeling. He thinks that the writers may leave things more ambiguous, since they are not fully certain whether it is truly the end of “Person of Interest.”

“Person of Interest” Season 5 is expected to premiere sometime in 2016 on CBS in the US and on the Nine Network in Australia.