Netflix has ordered Dead to Me for Season 3. And sure enough, Season 3 will be the final go-around for the star-studded dark comedy. Dead to Me Season 3 won’t mark the conclusion of Netflix’s relationship with creator and showrunner Liz Feldman.
As part of the announcement, the streamer revealed that it has formed a multi-year partnership with Feldman to develop original series and other projects.
When can we expect to see Dead to Me Season 3 on Netflix?
Dead to Me has been very consistent with its release dates so far, having been released in May for two years running.
It would be an easy assumption that the plan would be for the Third Season of Dead to Me to arrive on Netflix in May 2021, but unfortunately, plans may be disrupted.
As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely disruptive for the world, and especially for the film and TV industry. Assuming that projects return to production by the Fall, then Dead to Me should still be on track to return Spring 2021.
Feldman told TVLine about the deliberate decision to leave things so open, to make a third Season feel so necessary.
“I pitched them this ending and they seemed really delighted by it,” Feldman explained. They never said, ‘You might wanna wrap it up.’
Dead to Me Season 3 Cast: Who’s coming back for another series?
It wouldn’t make sense to continue the show without its two firecracker leads, so any third Season of Dead to Me would need to bring back Christina Applegate as Jen Harding and Linda Cardellini as her best friend Judy Hale.
James Marsden would also be likely to return, while he played Judy’s ex Steve in Season 1, he played Ben, Steve’s semi-identical twin brother and Jen’s love interest in Season 2. Who knows what Season 3 could have in store for him.
What to expect for the plot?
With Season 1 and Season 2, each focusing on one character’s secret, the first being that Judy was involved with the hit and run that killed Jen’s husband, and the second being that Jen didn’t actually kill Steve in self-defence.
Season 3 is set to be about somebody else’s secret. As Feldman says, she’s interested in continuing to explore the “constant give and take off, Do you tell comedy something if you know it will hurt them?” So the next should surround Ben’s reckoning with abandoning the accident, potentially injuring Jen, whom he was romantically involved with, and whatever legal case ensues.
Jen, Judy and Agent Perez will be to force the mob into covering up the women’s crimes, or maybe even more illegal activity is in their future. The SoCal pals’ secrets just seem unable to stay secrets, no matter how hard they try.