This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Motive Season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, CTV has officially canceled the series. There will be no Season 5.
Storyline and plot
Motive is a Canadian police procedural television drama series that focuses on the question of why a crime was committed, rather than who committed it. Created by Daniel Cerone, the series first aired in February of 2013 and has had a successful three-season run, broadcast on ABC in the U.S. for the first two seasons. Motive Season 4 premiered on CTV in Canada on March 22, 2016.
Set in Vancouver, this drama follows the investigations of Detective Angie Flynn and her team as they try to put together clues that will lead to the prosecution of the perpetrator. Each episode presents a complicated maze of clues, with the killer and victim being shown at the beginning of the episode, and a series of flashbacks taking the audience back to the events leading to the crime.
Reviews and possible renewal
Motive has been met with positive reviews and critical acclaim, more so in Canada than the USA. Boasting a score of 7.2 out of 10 on IMDb and 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, this is a compelling police procedural thriller that draws a major audience. ABC is no longer investing in the production of Motive, effectively canceling the series in the USA due to the fact that the series has not performed particularly well there. Canadian audience was much more receptive and praised the series. However, the current season is slated to be the final one, as CTV has announced along with the renewal of Motive for the fourth series. Lack of financing is cited as the most likely reason for the cancelation.