Creator Jeff Eastin spoke with Entertainment Weekly to give fans a tease on what’s ahead for Peter Burke (Tim Dekay) and Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) on White Collar‘s sixth and final season.
About season 6:
It’s to create this idea of Neal vs. Peter — what the show always has been, and always should be — and really run at that. That’s the approach this year: Make the show when it’s at its best. And to me, the show is at its best when Neal and Peter are talking and they’re happy and smiling, and then as soon as Neal steps out of the room, Peter’s eyes narrow, because he knows he’s up to something. What do both these guys want more than anything?’ Let’s take Neal to his logical extreme, and Peter to his logical extreme, and crash the two things together and see what happens.
As for how things will ultimately wrap up
There’s been a lot of discussions. Going into it, I had an idea of how I wanted to end it, and I talked to Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay about what they wanted. Things began very in line with that, which was playing with this idea of Neal’s future, where would both these guys end up and how do we get there. That was stuff we’ve been talking about for a few years, and I think we’ve all settled on one that we really, really liked.
The premiere date of White Collar season 6 is yet to be announced.