The fourth and final season of the fantasy comedy television series The Good Place, fashioned by Michael Schur, was planned by NBC on December 4, 2018. The season premiered on September 26, 2019, and consisted of 14 episodes. The season is produced by Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Universal Television.
The series focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a deceased young woman who wakes up in the afterlife and is welcomed by Michael (Ted Danson) to “the Good Place” in reward for her moral life; however, she finally discovers that Michael’s “Good Place” is a hoax,
and she is actually in the “Bad Place”, to be psychologically and sensitively tortured by her fellow afterlife inhabitants. Eleanor and Michael claim that “the points system” for assigning humans to the Good Place or Bad Place is basically faulty; in the real world, transfer a certain action as firmly good or bad is practically impracticable due to unintended penalty.
In the fourth season, they are given a chance to prove their theory. They design an experiment meant to show that humans in a simulated Good Place can show moral development. One of the experiment subjects is Eleanor’s boyfriend, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has volunteered to have his memory erased to protect the honesty of the experiment. Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden also star as Eleanor and Michael’s friends and collaborators in the experiment. Each of the episodes is listed as “Chapter (xx)” following the opening title card; the final episode is listed as “The Final Chapter”.
- Kristen Bell was worked as Eleanor Shellstrop and a deceased, selfish saleswoman from Phoenix, Arizona. She makes believe to be the designer of the Good Place after Michael becomes snowed under and has a panic attack.
- William Jackson Harperas Chidi Anagonye, a deceased professor of morals and moral philosophy from Senegal. After having his memories of the afterlife erased Chidi serves as one of the human contributor in the team’s experiment.
- Jameela Jamilas Tahani Al-Jamil, a deceased, wealthy English philanthropist who believes she belongs in the Good Place. She forms an unlikely friendship with Eleanor, who initially dislikes her positive attitude, disdainful way of speaking, and propensity to name drop.
- D’Arcy Cardenas Janet, an automatic guide and knowledge bank who acts as the Good Place’s main basis of information and can provide its residents with whatever they desire. Later, Janet gains a more humanlike nature, and begins to act differently from the way she was designed.
Carden also plays a variety of versions of Janet:
- Bad Janet, a rude version designed not to respond to inhabitants appropriately. She pretended to be released by Michael and is given a manifesto about the experiment.
- Good Janetafter the real Good Janet was kidnapped until Jason saw through the dishonesty.
- Neutral Janet, an unemotional Janet who works in the neutral zone between the Good Place and the Bad Place.
- Disco Janet. According to Michael, she was “fun, but a lot”.