Liz Feldman created the American black comedy television series Dead to Me, which she executive produced alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum.
Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star as two grieving women who bond during therapy in the Netflix series, which premiered on May 3, 2019. The first season was well received.
In June 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season, which will premiere on May 8, 2020. Applegate was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Dead to Me Season 3: The Plot
Season 2 ended on a pretty major cliffhanger, following the pattern of the previous season. The car accident involving Jen and Judy occurs just before the screen goes black, but it’s no accident.
It’s a similar incident to the one that brings Jen and Judy together: Jen’s husband was killed in a hit-and-run accident, the details of which are unclear to her. Nevertheless, viewers of the second season’s finale are left wondering whether Jen is still alive after this accident.
And if that isn’t enough, trouble is brewing elsewhere for these leading ladies. A dog and its owner have sniffed out Steve’s buried body in the forest, implying that the remains will be identified and an investigation will be launched. But what will Ben do next? Will he follow in Judy’s footsteps, or will he try to re-enter the good graces of our protagonists out of guilt?
Another question that viewers have is about the letter that Charlie, Jen’s son, discovered. Jen had written three letters: one for Judy, one for Charlie, and one for Henry. She intended to turn herself into the police for what she had done, so she wrote these letters. The letter’s content isn’t read aloud or shown visually, but it’s safe to assume it’s a confession. Did Charlie read the letter? And, if he did, how did he react?
Judy finds her letter and reacts accordingly. It also shows Judy and Jen after the accident, with Jen wearing a neck brace and Judy walking around, pressing a call button repeatedly to get a doctor’s attention for what reason is unclear. In addition, the teaser does not reveal whether Charlie read his letter.
Dead to Me Season 3 Cast: New and Returning Members?
The major new cast member announced for Dead to Me season 3 was Garret Dillahunt, who joined the cast as a “recurring guest” in October 2022.
According to Deadline, Dillahunt will play Agent Glenn Morris, who is described as:
A slew of other actors and actresses have been cast in Dead to Me season 3 for the first time. It’s worth noting that all of these roles are minor, but they’re still important:
- Turhan Troy Caylak as Dr. Kaan Abaci
- Staci Lynn Fletcher as Nurse Maureen
- Justina Lynn Johnson as a Detective
- Lana Danielyan as Bartender
- Goran Ivanovski as Male Mourner
- Ren Burttet as Orderly
When Will Dead to Me Season 3 Be Released?
According to TV Line, “Dead to Me” was one of many productions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Christina Applegate’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2021. Season 3 of the series could have premiered in May 2021, following the first two seasons, but it will now arrive much later.
“Dead to Me” Season 3 will premiere on November 17 at 3 a.m. EST. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we expect all of the episodes in the series to be released at once, making it bingeable from the start. The first two seasons of “Dead to Me” each had ten episodes, and the final season is expected to follow suit.
Will There Be a Season 4 of Dead to Me?
Season 3 of “Dead to Me” will be the series’ final season. That was always the plan for creator Liz Feldman, who told The Hollywood Reporter that there was no hope of keeping the show running for as long as possible. “I’ve always had the feeling that I wanted this show to be relatively short-lived. I’m familiar with the Netflix landscape.
It’s extremely rare for them to have a show that lasts five, six, or seven seasons. It can happen, but it is clearly the exception “Feldman explained. She cited “Fleabag” as an inspiration because the show made a name for itself in three short seasons and didn’t try to expand beyond that.
With Season 3 being the final season of “Dead to Me,” we should have a satisfying conclusion that reveals what lies ahead for Judy and Jen.
Of course, they could go the ambiguous route and have something sinister occur in the finale, leaving fans with a “here we go again” scenario. We’d be surprised if it ended this way, but we’re hoping for a happy ending for the besties, who have had a difficult few years.