When will 'Dead to Me' Season 3 return? Here's what to expect from Jen and Judy when the Netflix show is back
Created by Liz Feldman, 'Dead To Me' is now between the seasons since the second installment aired in May 2020
Netflix's 'Dead To Me' is one of those shows that doesn't disappoint. The dark comedy has gained a lot of praise from audiences and critics alike for its unique storytelling style and the characters of Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) two grieving women who meet in therapy and bond. This is where they started in Season 1. From then on, the story evolved and took off to unimaginable avenues. Created by Liz Feldman, 'Dead To Me' is now between the seasons since the second installment aired in May 2020. So when does it return?
Where we left off
Just like Season 1, Season 2 of the show ended with a cliffhanger. Shortly before that, Detective Ana Perez (Diana Maria Riva) had let Jen literally walk away regardless of all the lies. Elsewhere, Judy entrusts Nick Prager (Brandon Scott) with the much-needed evidence against the chief Howard Hastings (Jere Burns) and his complicity in Steve's (James Marsden) illicit businesses.
Judy also finds hundreds of dollars of cash hidden by Steve, a money launderer, who used the paintings to hide black money. After this, the two decide to finally get Charlie (Sam McCarthy) that car he so desperately wanted. On their way, they plan for a holiday.
And it's just then that things take a turn for the worse. Ben, Steve's twin (James Marsden in a very charming portrayal), is overcome by grief upon discovering that his brother is dead. Then drinks on his way to the police station where he is summoned. On his way, he hits Jen and Judy in the new car at an intersection. And that's where it ends.
What we'd like to see
It's hard to say what we expect from Season 3. 'Dead to Me's third season will be its last.
Reflecting on the series coming to an end, showrunner Liz Feldman said Dead to Me is "exactly the show I wanted to make" in a statement to Deadline. "Telling a story sprung from grief and loss has stretched me as an artist and healed me as a human," she added. "I’ll be forever indebted to my partners in crime, my friends for life, Christina and Linda, and our brilliantly talented writers, cast and crew. I am beyond grateful to Netflix for supporting Dead To Me from day one, and I’m thrilled to continue our collaboration."
Given the nature of the series, we can quite literally not predict where the show is headed. But what we do know is we want to see both Jen and Judy hail and hearty. And see to it that Ben gets what he deserves.
When is it returning?
The next and final season of 'Dead to Me' is likely to release in 2021. As Season 1 arrived on Netflix in May 2019, and Season 2 arrived in May 2020, it's possible that Season 3 could arrive around the same time in 2021.
However, it is not unlikely that the coronavirus pandemic will impact production schedules, so much so that there might be an extra delay. In July 2020, Feldman told Deadline, "We'll be writing for many months, which will buy us some time in terms of starting production... we're definitely hoping to start at some point in the next six months."
Applegate also commented on the news in a tweet, saying "this was the best way to tie up the story of these women." She added that production hasn't begun yet, saying that the team will return to work "when it is safe to do so."