“I’m not looking for it to be the last season,” Penny Dreadful star Jason Bateman told reporters.
“I don’t want to see that season end.
But if we do end the season, it will be a different kind of story.
I don’t think there’s going to be any big plot twists, or surprises.
But I do think there are things I’m going to miss about this story, and that I’m looking forward to returning to.”
Batum, who has starred on series such as The Muppets and The Secret Life of Pets, said he was “thrilled” to be back in the role, and thanked the cast and crew for bringing him back.
“I’m excited to finally be back,” he said.
“It’s a very rewarding job and I’m just grateful for the opportunity.”
Bateman will return to the role for his fifth and final season, which will air sometime in 2019.
His latest role, The Muppet Show: Halloween, will also return to ABC in 2019 after a three-year hiatus.
The actor’s last TV credits were on The Mummy, a live-action adaptation of the Muppet movie franchise.
In the meantime, Bateman said he’s been “working on a book” about his time on the series, and has plans to release a sequel to the show, which he describes as “one of the most fun and challenging things I’ve ever done.”
“It’s going from being the least fun show on television to being the most challenging,” he continued.
“And that’s all I want to do.”