Dead to Me Season 3: Netflix release date, cast, plot
Dead to Me season 3 on Netflix

Dead to Me Season 3: The third and final season of Netflix’s dark comedy-drama series, Dead to Me, will premiere in fall 2022. Here’s everything you need to know.

  • Netflix renewed the series for a third and final season in July 2020.
  • Season 3 should have made it to Netflix by now. But the production delays led to the delay in the release of the third season.
  • Netflix has confirmed that the third and final season of Dead to Me will premiere later this year.

If you love dark comedy series then Dead to Me should be on your watch list. The American dark comedy series created by Liz Feldman has already completed two successful seasons. If you have binged Dead to Me Season 2, you would be wondering what will happen after that exciting cliffhanger.

At the end of Season 2, Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) get injured as their car gets hit by another vehicle. The driver of the other car was Ben (James Marsden), who had entered into a romantic relationship with Jen. It would be interesting to see what happens next in Netflix’s popular dark comedy. The streaming giant renewed the show for the third and final season in 2020. It’s been more than 18 months since then and we are still waiting for its release. So, what going on with the third season. Here’s everything we know about Dead to Me season 3.

For all the fans looking forward to the next season, Dead to Me is returning to Netflix for season 3 which will likewise, unfortunately, be the show’s last season. Here are all the latest updates.

Dead to Me Season 3 Expected Plot

*Spoilers ahead*

In season 3, the story will continue from the previous season. We will get the answers to all the mysteries that remained unanswered in the last season.

The Crash Aftermath

Ben, on his way to identify the body of his dead brother Steve, hit the car that Jen and Judy were in. Both of them are conscious but got injured. If they learn that Ben was driving the other vehicle, we can expect an awkward encounter between them. It’s unclear if Ben even realized it was Jen and Judy he hit.

Charlie finds Judy’s Letter

After searching Judy’s room for some weed, Charlie finds the letter that his mother, Jen, had written for Judy. It’s not shown if Charlie actually read the letter, but if he has, then he will come to know about Judy’s involvement in his father’s hit-and-run death.

Once Charlie gets to know about his father’s death, he could either end up blackmailing Judy and Jen or make their life miserable.

Whatever lies ahead, one thing is assured, season 3 of the show will be as exciting as the previous two seasons. In September 2020, Feldman tweeted, “Just pitched all of @deadtome Season 3 to my partners at @Netflix and they’re excited and I’m excited and I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY’RE GONNA LET ME TELL THIS STORY.”

During an interview with Deadline in July, Feldman revealed, “There was a certain point when we were in production on Season 2 when the end of the show came to me, pretty profoundly, so I realized, ‘I know the story that I have to tell’ and Season 3 feels like the right time to do that. It’s just something that came to me organically, and I tend to try to follow the gut feelings I have.”

On the renewal of the Dead to Me for season 3, Christina Applegate took to social media to share her ideas and thoughts regarding the last season’s saying, “I will miss these ladies. But we felt that this was the best way to relate up to the story of these women. Thank you to all the fans. We will definitely be getting back to work when it is safe to do so.”

Dead to Me Season 3 Cast: Who’s returning?

Lead characters played by Christina Applegate (Jen) and Linda Cardellini (Judy) will definitely come back for the third season. Many of the supporting cast like James Marsden playing the role of Ben, Steve’s semi-identical brother, will be returning as well.

In addition, there could be some additions to the star cast. But the final names are still pending confirmation. The other characters like Charlie played by Sam McCarthy, Henry played by Luke Roessler, detective Ana Perez played by Diana-Maria Riva, Nick played by Brandon Scott, Jen’s neighbour Karen played by Suzy Nakamura, Jen’s former real estate partner Christopher played by Max Jenkins, mother-in-law Lorna played by Valerie Mahaffey, and Pastor Wayne played by Keong Sim are expected to return for the upcoming season.

Do we have a trailer?

Well, we all are eagerly waiting for the Season 3 footage or sneak pic. But, there is no official announcement for the trailer or even teaser of Dead to Me Season 3 yet from the creators. Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer of the second season right here:

Dead to Me Season 3 Release Date

Dead to Me has been honest with its delivery dates. The first two seasons debuted in May. However, due to the pandemic, the filming for the third season got delayed multiple times.

After several halts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming for Dead to Me Season 3 started on May 7, 2021, and was supposed to be finished in August 2021. However, the filming was once again put on halt in August to prioritize Christina Applegate’s multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis.

On Feb 11, 2022, Diana Maria Riva posted on Instagram to say that filming had concluded on season 3.

After years of waiting, Netflix has confirmed that the third and final season of Dead to Me will premiere later this year. No official date has been announced.

Assuming that the filming has wrapped and post-production takes 4-8 months, we can expect next season to be on Netflix in Sep 2022. The final season will likely have 10 episodes, like its first two seasons.

Dead to Me: More details about Netflix’s black comedy 

Dead to Me is an American dark comedy TV series. It is about a powerful and strong friendship that grows between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit woman with shocking secrets. The amazing chemistry between the lead stars Linda Cardellini (Judy) and Christina Applegate (Jen) is the main highlight of the show.

The first season premiered on Netflix on May 3, 2019, and received a tremendous response. It garnered great reviews. Netflix renewed the show for a second season in June 2019 which premiered on May 8, 2020. Just after two months, Netflix renewed the series for the third and final season in July 2020.

The series has been a consistent candidate for nominations and awards at Primetime Emmy Awards. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, the show received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series by Christina Applegate. At the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, the show received more nominations than earlier including Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for both the leads Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.

Additionally, the IMDb rating reveals why this series is among the most-watched and popular series. The series has an IMDb rating of 8 with more than 73K+ votes.

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