'Search Party' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the HBO Max neo-noir black comedy

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming installment of hilariously understated 'Search Party'

                            'Search Party' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the HBO Max neo-noir black comedy

After a long wait of almost three years, 'Search Party' returned with its third season. Originally a TBS show, 'Search Party' was moved to HBO Max for its third season. Often described as the millennial Nancy Drew mystery, 'Search Party' is a neo-noir black comedy that follows a group of friends who start with looking for a missing college friend but soon find themselves embroiled in their own web of lies -- some more willingly than others. 

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming installment of hilariously understated 'Search Party'. 

Release date

Season 4 of 'Search Party' will premiere on HBO Max on January 14, 2021.


 In 'Search Party' Season four, Dory (Alia Shawkat) is held prisoner by her psychotic stalker Chip (Cole Escola), who is determined to make Dory believe that they are best friends. Meanwhile, Portia (Meredith Hagner) is starring in a film about the trial, although not as herself; Elliott (John Early) has switched party lines to become a far-right conservative talk show host and Drew (John Reynolds) is trying to escape his dark past by working as a costumed cast member in a theme park. As the friends begin to connect the dots that Dory might not be touring Europe as her fake social media posts suggests, they must decide whether to put their traumatic pasts behind them and once again become a search party – but this time, for Dory. 


Alia Shawkat as Dory Sief

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After finally being acquitted in the murder case of Keith Powell (Ron Livingston) in Season 3, Dory is kidnapped by her stalker. The final scene of the series shows her tied to chains and terrified as she asks for a glass of water. What mess has she gotten into now will only be revealed in the next season. Shawkat is best known for her role as Maeby Fünke in the Fox/Netflix television sitcom 'Arrested Development'. She is also known for playing Hannah Rayburn on 'State of Grace', and Gertie Michaels in 'The Final Girls'. 

John Reynolds as Drew Gardner

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Following his acquittal in Keith Powell's murder case, John Reynolds as Drew runs as far away from Dory as possible. He had been growing resentful of his ex-girlfriend for a while now and given the opportunity to leave it all behind, he will. The actor is best known for playing the role of Darren on 'Horse Girl', Officer Callahan on 'Stranger Things', Mason on 'Miracle Workers' and Duffy on 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'. 

John Early as Elliott Goss

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In Season 3, all of Elliott's lies are exposed in the courtroom. Literally, everything he had told the gang about himself has been a lie. Now fully exposed, the narcissistic fellow almost returns home but then comes back to New York to build a life on more lies. The actor is best known for his role on '30 Rock' as Jenna Maroney's son and in the independent film 'Fort Tilden'. 

Meredith Hagner as Portia Davenport

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Portia, towards the end of the season, reconciles with Dory. She also has a brief encounter with religion and Christianity but it remains to be seen just how involved she is in it. Hagner is best known for her role as Liberty Ciccone on 'As the World Turns'. In 2009, the role 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 roles in 'Dummy', 'Lights Out', and 'Men at Work'.

Brandon Micheal Hall as Julian Marcus

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Julian, upon receiving the very heavy sum of money, presumably goes on a holiday to Portugal. There, he might have figured out what exactly happened with his phone, April (Phoebe Tyers), and by extension Dory's involvement in this. The actor is best known for his role in 'The Mayor' and 'God Friended Me'. 


Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter, who also serve as executive producers alongside Tony Herandez and Lilly Burns. Shawkat, Brittney Segal, Jake Fuller, and John Skidmore serve as producers on the show.  




Where to watch

HBO Max renewed the show for its fourth season so it will be coming to the streaming service. All episodes of the first three seasons are currently streaming on HBO Max.

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