It seems that Leslie Knoppe may be heading to Washington D.C. in Season 5 of Parks and Recreation. A new unconfirmed report reveals the NBC comedy series is looking into shooting on location in our nation's capitol for the Season 5 Premiere. There will be spoilers below if you haven't watched Parks and Recreation Season 4 in its entirety, so read on at your own risk.
The Parks and Recreation Season 5 finale may be shot in Washington D.C.
When Parks and Recreation signed off for the season back in May, we saw both a win and a loss for Amy Poehler's Leslie Knoppe. She won in her city council race over the dimwitted Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), but "lost" her boyfriend, Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott), who took a high-powered job in Washington D.C., forcing the couple into a long-distance relationship scenario. It is believed that Leslie will make the trip to D.C. to help Ben get accustomed to the city, and the show may utilize the city for future episodes this season as well.
While we may see Ben back in Pawnee, Indiana before the end of Season 5, executive producer Michael Schur revealed in a recent interview that Adam Scott's character will remain inside the Beltway for a large amount of time.
"As far as how long they're going to be apart or anything like that, we certainly don't know that yet, but we want to make it real. We don't want to have it be that in the premiere all of a sudden he's back. That would be pointless. He's going to be gone for a while. It's also a little bit like the way that Tom (Aziz Ansari
) was gone at Entertainment 720 where we still found ways to work him into the show and he was still an important part of what was going on."
We reported last month that Parks and Recreation will air the Season 5 Premiere Thursday, September 20 at 9:30 PM ET.
Parks and Recreation episode 5.1, "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe and is directed by Dean Holland.
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