Curse of Oak Island Season 5 likely confirmed, according to show’s producer

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Given that Season 4 ended on something of an anticlimax, fans have been waiting for news about Curse of Oak Island Season 5 with a mixture of excitement and dread (and rolled eyes). Despite a two-hour season finale, the latest excursion resulted in little more than hints and insinuations for the Oak Island crew. And Season 4 was shot through with subplots and asides about how long the dig has been going on (we’re at ten years and counting), how much money the Laginas have sunk into the island, and whether, at some point, their time is better spent simply calling it quits and heading home.

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Additionally, the brothers are not currently under contract–with History or any other network–for more episodes beyond Season 4. So, though the show remains one of the two or three most popular on History, fears that the plug will be pulled before Curse of Oak Island Season 5 are rampant.

But not so fast, says producer Kevin Burns, the man responsible for creating the show. Burns addressed fan fears in a recent interview with Nova Scotia publication Local Express, calling the Laginas’ latest finds “promising” and suggesting–without saying anything outright–that Season 5 is all but confirmed.

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In fact, according to Burns, he, Rick, and Marty would be fools not to press on, given the enormity of the discoveries they made at the end of Season 4. “Every year we seem to get this weird, weird break of a find before the end of the season,” he said. “That’s why we literally went from a one-hour finale to a two-hour finale, because the material we got was so incredible.”

When it comes to the possibility of a Season 5, Burns’ optimism and enthusiasm run over like a little kid discovering his first obsession:

We are not set to come back for another year, take of that what you will. Every year the brothers are very reluctant to agree to do any more. This was always a hard sell for them. They did not approach us. They are not eager television personalities. I think they’re great on TV but they were very wary, which I understand. They were not big reality show people, they didn’t want celebrity, they didn’t want fame. They really didn’t. They’re very humble, particularly Rick. Four or five months a year away from their families and the conditions can be very gruelling, and Marty and Rick are wonderful guys….Do I think there’s more of the story to tell beyond this season? Yes. I think you could do 10 years on this show and you could find lots of things and lots of treasure, and I would still not be convinced that’s all there is to the story. I think Oak Island has many, many, many stories to tell.

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Burns did also note that one of the Lagina brothers’ primary concerned before Curse of Oak Island went into production was that they would dig and dig (and dig and dig and dig…) and never find anything. How did their producer got them to move forward? By convincing them that the real treasure is the story that they’re telling each week. And if that’s not an indication that the top-rated show will definitely be back for at least one more season, then nothing is 😉

As usual, we’ll cap this Oak Island update off with some of the best reactions to the show social media has to offer:

Curse of Oak Island reruns from Seasons 1-4 continue to air Tuesday nights on History.

(Photo credits: Curse of Oak Island Season 5 via History)

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  • Brother John

    Love this show…. But I have the solution to getting down there and finding whatever you want. It is very simple really.
    They make a foam that is very hard, water proof but light weight…
    Add an isotope to the solution, and pressurize the pipe. Pump it in to the hole in massive quantities, pushing the water out and sealing the water tunnels. The isotope will allow you to track the tunnels. You can then dig into the foam to the bottom without the water hindrance.

  • pissedoff

    I miss my show every Tuesday I like Rick and Marty and all the crew the season finally was great very interesting and I follow them thru all the seasons 1-4 and I always said that the treasure is in the triangle laguna. But for me to find the treasure with Marty and Rick we need season 5 I know it was hard when the old man passed away but he would want them to continue and find something.
    Love this show please come back, if I had money to help you guys I would give it all to you guys but unfortunately I don’t but I love yo see all the enthusiasm that you guys and the crew has for this treasure.
    Hope to see you soon in season 5
    God blessed
    San Antonio, TX

  • Jamie

    I miss the show very much now it’s like there is nothing to watch on TV my all time favorite is curse of oak island it’s a great mystery and so interesting to watch im so addicted to it I can want reruns all day long come back for season five guys the treasure hunt is just as thrilling to us tv viewers you can’t stop now Rick and Marty

  • gary

    From what I’m reading, it sounds like season 5 is a ‘no go’. After all, it’s almost July already.

  • Warmac9999

    It is a great educational lesson regarding advanced technology and perseverance. It demonstrates great integrity of purpose regardless of the outcome. There is nothing else like it on the wasteland of television.

  • Becky Shady

    Love the oak island show they better at least come back for 1 more season or at least do a few more episodes to give myself an all their fans some closure!!!!!!!!

    • Ira Cohen

      I agree, even though last season was lackluster, I’m waiting for season 5

  • noBS4m3

    Withdrawals are setting in. Despite the tiresome recaps (need a new writer?), I still wonder why the brothers have not installed a more permanent coffer dam around the swamp. Pump it out, and then excavate where you want.

    IMHO, I think it would be interesting to hear more about “the hatch,” and other features that have been hinted at over the years, instead of the 50 minutes of recaps every episode. Are there no good writers anymore?