HBO Max 'Search Party' Season 3: Meet the cast set to reprise their roles in the mystery show

Created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter, the show has received a lot of praise over its draggy course of two seasons so far for its engaging storyline and dark humor


                            HBO Max 'Search Party' Season 3: Meet the cast set to reprise their roles in the mystery show
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After an excruciating wait of three long years, 'Search Party' is returning to HBO Max with Season 3. The show follows a group of self-absorbed millennials who begin the show looking for a missing girl and then find themselves embroiled in a murder case. Created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter, the show has received a lot of praise over its draggy course of two seasons so far for its engaging storyline and dark humor. Before the show premieres on HBO Max, meet the cast.

Alia Shawkat as Dory Sief

Alia Shawkat attends the 'Animals' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah (Getty Images)

When Dory finds out a girl she used to know once upon a time in college is missing, she becomes obsessed with the case and makes it her personal mission to bring the girl back home. And by the end of Season 2, she is deeply embroiled in the issue. Shawkat is best known for her roles as Hannah Rayburn in 'State of Grace', Maeby Fünke in 'Arrested Development', as Maia in 'Living With Yourself' and Gertie Michaels in 'The Final Girls'. She has lent her voice to Gabrielle for the English dubbing of the animated drama 'I Lost My Body'. She is currently awaiting the release of FX's thriller 'The Old Man', in which she plays the role of Angela. 

For her performance of Dory Sief, she won the Gracie Award for Actress in a Breakthrough Role and was nominated thrice for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her work in 'Arrested Development'. Shawkat has been romantically linked to Brad Pitt for the most part of this year since they met via mutual friends in 2019. Sources claim this relationship is only getting stronger in this quarantine period especially since they live barely ten minutes away from each other. 

John Reynolds as Drew Gardner

Actor John Reynolds attends the Turner Upfront 2016 at Nick & Stef's Steakhouse on May 18, 2016, in New York City (Getty Images)

As Drew Gardener, Reynolds plays the role of Dory's boyfriend. The two later break up over the course of the disastrously hilarious events of the show, but then find themselves partners in crime. Reynolds is best known for his role as Officer Callahan on 'Stranger Things', Chad Morgan on 'Thanksgiving', as Duffy on 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and as Darren on 'Horse Girl'. 

John Early as Elliott Goss

John Early attends Hulu's "Shrill" Season 2 Preview & Talk at 92nd Street Y on January 14, 2020 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Elliott Goss is a shameless narcissist and brings half the humor on 'Search Party'. "Gay and hipper than thou" Goss has lied about a hundred and ten things and derives a sense of importance from them. Early is known for his appearance on '30 Rock' and for his work in the independent film 'Fort Tilden', which was also written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, creators of 'Search Party'. He has lent his voice to brunch blogger Dalton Crespin on 'Bob's Burgers'. The actor and comedian tours around the country with his stand-up/ variety show 'Literally Me'. 

Meredith Hagner as Portia Davenport

Actor Meredith Hagner attends the TNT And TBS Lodge during Sundance at Firewood on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images)

Hagner plays a flighty, bubbly actress, Portia, who is quite literally "swept up in the thrill of helping solve the mystery". The actress is best known for her debut role of Liberty Ciccone on 'As the World Turns', a role which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2009. She is also known for her work on 'Lights Out', 'Men at Work' and 'Hits', 'Folk Hero & Funny Guy'. 'The Oath' and 'Dummy'. 

Brandon Micheal Hall as Julian Marcus

Actor Brandon Micheal Hall attends the 21st SCAD Savannah Film Festival on November 3, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia (Getty Images)

Hall plays the role of Dory's journalist ex-boyfriend and isn't directly involved in the murder scandal. The actor is best known for playing the protagonist Courtney Rose in 'The Mayor', a role that garnered many positive reviews but ended up being canceled after Season 1. His performance as Miles Finer on 'God Friended Me' was also praised and it aired for two seasons before being recently canceled in 2020. 

Season 3 of 'Search Party' will premiere on HBO Max on June 25, 2020



 

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