Dead to Me on Netflix returns for a third season, which will unfortunately also be the last. Here’s the latest news, everything we know so far about and what we can expect for the Dead to Me Season 3. We’ll also cover what new content Dead to Me showrunner will produce after the end of the series.
Dead to Me is a Netflix original black comedy series created by Liz Feldman. The series quickly became one of the most-watched comedy series on Netflix, having gathered an audience of more than 30 million people worldwide during the first season.
The soul of the series belongs to the chemistry between Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. On-screen together, they were electric, making them a truly hilarious comedy and a heartbreaking drama.
Will there be a Dead to Me Season 3?
It took a little longer than expected, but Netflix finally announced the news that Dead to Me is coming back for a third and final season!
There should be no surprise that Dead to Me has been renewed again, the series was heavily featured in the lists of the most popular TV series on Netflix (‘The Society Season 2, Big Mouth Season 5‘). In particular, it topped the U.S. charts on the day of its release.
Speaking about the renewal, Christina Applegate spoke to social media to share her thoughts on the announcement of the final season saying, “I will miss these ladies. But we thought it was the best way to connect the history of these women. Thank you to all the fans. We will return to work when it is safe to do so.”
Fans who thought the series was facing Netflix’s terrible cancellation curse should know that the show was always meant to be finished early and not last for seasons and seasons. Liz Feldman in an interview stated that she had always considered that it would not be “a long-running show”.
The good news is that Liz Feldman will stay once with Netflix Dead to Me has concluded. She has signed a global agreement, which means that all of the creator’s new projects will come to Netflix (‘Fargo Season 5, The Spy Season 2‘). However, no other new projects have yet been announced.
Dead to Me Season 3 Release Date and Production Status
As of September 2020, the third season of the series was still in the writing phase.
On September 18, 2020, Liz Feldman went on Twitter to share that she had launched the third season “to my partners” and everything was approved.
In October 2020, we learned that CBS Studios is currently planning to begin filming season 3 in January 2021. It had been stated in previous interviews that production would not start until December 2020 at the earliest.
Now, ProductionWeekly reports that filming is expected to begin in January 2021. Filming was originally scheduled to begin on January 11, 2021 and last until April 6, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, filming dates were subject to change and were the case.
It is now suspected that filming for Dead to Me season 3 will take place from May 10 to August 2, 2021.
What to Expect in Dead to Me Season 3
The consequences of the crash
Ben, probably on his way to identify the body of his deceased brother Steve, collided with the car in which Jen and Judy were at the intersection. The troubled alcoholic had been drinking whiskey and walked through a stop sign.
It’s unclear if Ben even realized that it was Jen and Judy that he hit, and whether or not the couple had a glimpse of Ben before he walked away.
This will weigh heavily on Ben, who is likely to turn to another bottle, especially if he thought he had killed the one in the car, let alone being on his way to identify the body of his deceased brother.
Jen and Judy are conscious, but it is not known what injuries the couple may have suffered. If the duo learns that Ben was the one driving, we can expect an embarrassing confrontation between them.
Charlie finds Judy’s letter
After searching for grass in Judy’s room, Charlie finds the letter that his mother, Jen, had written for Judy.
It is not revealed whether Charlie actually read the letter, but if he did, then he will have learned of Judy’s involvement in her father’s hit-and-run death. Not to mention his mother’s guilt for killing Steve.
With such evidence, this would make him innocent as he is still suspect in Steve’s disappearance.
Charlie was extremely rebellious, so he could either end up blackmailing Judy and Jen, or make their lives hell because of his father’s death.
Will Jen be caught?
Jen was ready to face the consequences of Steve’s murder and had confessed to Detective Perez. But after the couple was unable to find the body and had a heart-to-heart, Perez left her free.
Nick, who has been hot on the case, received a bag of evidence from Judy to incriminate Steve and Steve’s father. She hoped That Nick could use the evidence to protect Jen, but after she realized that Jen hadn’t confessed officially yet, she had to go back.
Charlie has the letter, Jen confessed to Perez, and Steve’s body has been found, there are many web threads that could lead back to Jen’s arrest.
Who will return for the Dead to Me Season 3?
We can expect to see the following cast members reprise their roles in the Dead to Me Season 3:
|Jen Harding||Christina Applegate||The Sweetest Thing, Bad Moms, Married with Children|
|Judy Hale||Linda Cardellini||Scooby-Doo, Brokeback Mountain, Avengers: The Age of Ultron|
|Charlie Harding||Sam McCarthy||All Those Little Moments, Condor, The Blacklist|
|Henry Harding||Luke Roessler||It Chapter Two, Riverdale, Descendants 3|
|Steve / Ben Wood||James Marsden||X-Men, Sonic the Hedgehog, Enchanted|
|Christopher Doyle||Max Jenkins||The Mysteries of Laura, Crown Prince, Plus One|
|Detective Ana Perez||Diana Maria Riva||What Women Want, 17 Again, The Good Guys|
|Nick Prager||Brandon Scott||It’s Us, 13 Reasons Why, Grey’s Anatomy|