'On My Block' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about Netflix's groundbreaking show
Netflix’s ‘On My Block,’ is centered on a group of teenage friends, but it is not your average teenage show. It has love, drama, crime, heartbreak and so much more, so if you haven’t watched the first two seasons already, we suggest you to binge-watch it immediately.
Set in a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, ‘On My Block’ is about different characters who find themselves in the crosshairs of criminal activities and how they weave around the very real and dangerous problems around them. This show has a lot of heart and has touched viewers in a very real way, and we feel for these characters during their ups and downs - we find ourselves rooting for them, even when they make questionable choices and act irrationally.
Season 3 of ‘On My Block’ will premiere on Netflix March 11.
Set in the backdrop of a rough inner city, this Netflix show narrates the story of four bright teenagers who use their street smarts to navigate their surroundings. Romance, violence, money, and betrayal oftentimes test their friendships, but each time they come out stronger.
In season 2, having survived death, but still reeling from the near-death experience, Ruby (Jason Genao) was be seen having some trouble going back to who he used to be. Meanwhile, Jamal's (Brett Gray) discovery of the notorious Roller World money kept the friends busier than ever before. The foursome was seen relying heavily on each other and bickering even as they were doing it, in season 2. In season 3, however, we will see who kidnapped them and why, especially when it seemed like the world had become a slightly safer place for them.
Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie: A headstrong Afro-Latina girl, she is fiercely loyal to her crew. Capri plays the character with a lot of conviction and she is possibly one of the best reasons to watch ‘On My Block.’ Monse is a breakout role for Capri.
Diego Tinoco as Cesar Diaz: A smart and sensitive teenager born into the Sanchos gang, one among the two gangs that run his neighborhood. Tinoco straddles the line of romance and fear beautifully on the show, and is one of the actors you need to look out for.
Jason Genao who portrays Ruben Martinez and Brett Gray who plays Jamal Turner are two of the biggest revelations of ‘On My Block.’ They have very distinct storylines and personalities that make the show all the more appealing. Jessica Marie Garcia as Jasmine and Julia Macias as Oscar Diaz are the other two important members of the cast, who do the impressive task of making the show relatable and believable.
On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, it was announced Macias has had a recurring role in the first two seasons, has been upped as a series regular.
Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft
Iungerich, who was the writer, director and showrunner for MTV's 'Awkward,' is the co-creator of this Netflix gem. She is joined by Haft and Gonzalez who worked together on many projects, including Taraji P Henson-starrer 'Empire.'
The trailer for season 3 of the coming-of-age comedy dropped on Friday and it picks up in the immediate aftermath of the season 2 cliffhanger, where the teenagers were rounded up. In the trailer, as their hoods were lifted, the scared teens -- Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar -- come face to face with Cuchillos, head of the Santos gang, who thanks them for “helping to take down the Prophets.” Of course, there is a catch. She tells them that Lil’ Ricky is alive, and “you’re gonna find him.”
The gang decides that it needs “unconventional protection”. And who else but Jasmine to come to their rescue. Some grave-digging, stalking and scaring later, Jamal asks the question that defines the theme of the show: “When are we ever just gonna get to be teenagers?”
Where to watch:
You can watch season 2 of 'On My Block' on Friday, March 29, on Netflix.
Season 1 recap
In season 1 we saw the four teens - Monse, Cesar, Jamal, and Ruby trying to survive and retain their childhood innocence in a world of violence and chaos. Because of Oscar's involvement in the gangs but refusal to kill anyone, he becomes a target, However, right before he gets hit, Ruby jumps in and saves him, and unfortunately, Olivia too gets hit along with him.
Meanwhile, Cesar and Monse, after months of hiding their relationship and breaking up and getting back together, finally admitted to themselves and each other that they are in love. Almost simultaneously, Olivia and Ruby's romance was also blossoming.
Jamal found the Roller World money, after a very lengthy and tiresome treasure hunt, and even though none of his friends believed that the money existed or that he could find it, the trailer suggests that he would be sharing his booty with his gang. Season 2 recap
In season 2, the primary focus was on Ruby getting back on his feet after having a near-death experience and losing the love of his life. He unsuccessfully tries to get back to who he was in various ways, even turned the various people he usually tries to avoid for support.
The looming threat to Cesar's life also is a driving force in every action that the gang made in season 2, including cleaning up the Roller World money that Jamal found and later giving it to the Sanchos to ensure his safety.
Cesar and Monse's relationship also went through major ups and downs, with the latter moving away for a bit, and the former's jealousy and insecurity getting the better of him. They were still broken up, when they were kidnapped by an unidentified group of people, leading us to wonder what new adventures season 3 is going to bring.