'Cake' Season 4: Live stream, release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about FXX anthology series
The dark comedy series is a culmination of anthologies in the form of bite-sized shorts. The episodes of the series consist of multiple short segments, both live-action and animated
Like weird anthology shorts that veer between live-action and animation? If you are a fan of this extremely specific genre then 'Cake' is the series for you. The first season of the FXX show premiered on September 25, 2019. The second season premiered on March 5, 2020. And now, the fourth season is coming soon. Here’s all you need to know about the show.
The fourth season of ‘Cake’ is set to premiere on March 11, 2021, only on FXX, a partner channel of FX.
The dark comedy series is a culmination of anthologies in the form of bite-sized bits. The episodes of the series consist of multiple short segments, both live-action and animated. Each episode contains a season-length "anchor" miniseries with various other shorts filling out the remaining time. Season 4 will follow the same bizarre format.
FXX describes the series as a “handcrafted collection of bite-sized shorts,” and “a diverse array of narratives from storytellers both new and established… that are equal parts thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, artistic, authentic, and raw.” No specific details of the new season have been announced as of yet.
‘Cake’ does not have a fixed cast. However, the show has recurring actors. Alex Anfanger, Ditch Davey, Deb Filler, Hayley Magnus, and Rhys Mitchell as the members of the Shark Lords -- a live-action segment that documents an extreme sports enthusiast and his support team as they attempt to copulate with a shark.
Other older cast members include Mamoudou Athie as Jerome, Meredith Thomas as Meredith Neurath, Avital Ash as Marie, Samantha Jayne as Samantha, Nick Hudson Murdoch as Kevin, Suzanne Cryer as Nicole, Olli Haaskivi as Pete, and many more.
It is likely that many of these actors will return for season 4 but no specific announcements have been made as of yet.
The series was conceptualized by Kate Lambert, the FX head of animation. Speaking to Decider in 2019, Lambert said: “We had gotten into the limited series form a few years prior. We felt like that form was having a sort of resurgence starting with ‘Fargo’, ‘American Horror Story’. [Cake] kind of came out of, ‘OK, what are the other forms?’ The half-hour, the one-hour, the limited, well what about short form? Why can’t short-form have the same kind of criteria applied to it? What’s going on there? Why is nobody playing there in the on-air environment?”
Lambert added, “We’re trying to make ‘Cake’ an actual destination show, which is slightly different than what’s been done before. We’re trying to say, ‘Come watch this show. You might like everything. You might like some. But we guarantee that something will come along that’s interesting. This isn’t a side hustle of the network. It’s another extension of the brand in short form. It’s treated with the same respect and care.”
No trailer for ‘Cake’ Season 4 has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more.
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