Parenthood was honored last night at the PaleyFest. Jason Katims talked about his hopes for season 5 and the Ryan/Amber storyline (from TV Line):
Though Season 5 is not a certainty (yet), Katims did reveal a few things he has up his sleeve should the situation present itself: the first being the return of Matt Lauria‘s fan fave Ryan.
“Let’s say there’s a Season 5: I absolutely loved the dynamic between [Amber and Ryan] and I would love to continue that storyline,” he shared. However, “Matt may or may not be available next year, so we’ll have to see what happens.” (Mae Whitman, for her part, boasted playfully, “Oh, he’s available! He’s one of my closest friends and I really hope he comes back because I love working with him.”)
Some tweets from the PaleyCenter:
Craig T Nelson liked his scenes with Matt Lauria, showing Zeke’s vulnerability to the young vet’s story.
Mae Whitman: this season was great for me. Amber was happy, comfortable, on a path she wants to be on. Love that she met Ryan thru family
Mae just went to NYC to see Matt Lauria in the play he’s doing there. Hopes the Amber/Ryan story will continue.
Katims: Matt’s storyline was extended - originally wasn’t planned to be as long as it turned out. Would love to continue it.
Mae Whitman really wants the Amber/Ryan story to continue. She’s making that very clear.
@ParenthoodNBC: “Matt’s incredible. I love working with him!” -talking the Amber and Ryan relationship.