F is for Family is Netflix’s second foray into the animated sitcom space. Its first two seasons are currently available on Netflix and a third season was announced around a month after.
Most of this article is going to be comprised of information from the official writers Twitter account which is by far and away one of the best Twitter accounts for snippets of information about the next season plus they’re also super friendly, go say hi!
Keep it locked on this page as we’ll be covering every story surrounding the sitcom as we learn of it.
Season 1 & 2 Recap
Head back to the 1970’s with the Murphy family in seasons 1 and 2 of the show where we see the day to day life of Frank Murphy and his wife, Sue Murphy. The pair live in a working middle-class area with Sue being a housewife and Frank working at the local airport. The pair is at constant odds with each other as they battle with their three kids, their nosey neighbours and most importantly, Frank’s awful boss. The show has many throwbacks to those who grew up in the 70’s but is also relatable enough for anyone who was born later.
Season 2 saw Frank hit an all-time low having lost his job and having to sign-on. After a crappy part-time job, Frank is eventually needed back up the airport when his replacement goes rogue. We end the series at the airport with Scoop’s body parts literally everywhere. Also in season 2, we saw Kevin lose his virginity and also is propelled to stardom thanks to his band.
Sue is struggling to remain at Plast-a-Ware and run the household which leads to the couple getting therapy at a somewhat unconventional location. Overall, season 2 was a pretty tough season for the Murphy’s and that is likely going to continue into season 3.
Where is season 3 in development?
Back in late June, we spoke to the co-creator and writer of F is for Family Michael Price to ask about any snippets of information about season 3. Back then, Michael told us how they were entering into the early writing stages for season 3. Fast forward a few weeks into July, the team were already celebrating their first table read, as pictured below.
Slowly, week by week we knew of more episodes that had been drafted and what’s most surprising, is how they were already recording for the early episodes early on in the writing process. Slowly we’ve seen drafts and pictures of the team in the recording studio ever since. On October 12th, the season 3 finale table read happened which concluded the writing stage of season 3. A few weeks later, the finale was being recorded with the actors/actresses so it’s likely that all voice acting has now concluded.
On October 21st, the staff team met up for lunch for one last time as production of the show goes into full swing.
The majority of the cast will be staying the same for season 3 will Bill Burr returning as Frank, Laura Dern as Sue, Justin Long as Kevin, Debi Derryberry as Maureen, Sam Rockwell as Vic and Haley Reinhart.
New cast members include Al Ducharme who will be playing Philip’s baby brother Anthony.
Season 3 Episode Names
We also know most to all of the episode names which could hint at what to expect throughout season 3. We also know who’s writing each episode which we’ll display below.
- Episode 1 – “Are You Ready For The Summer?” – Written by Eric Goldberg and Peter Tibbals
- Episode 2 – “Drive-By” – Written by David Richardson
- Episode 3 – “The Stinger” – Written by Marc Wilmore
- Episode 4 – “Mr. Murphy’s Wild Ride” – Written by Michael Price
- Episode 5 – “Battle of the Sexes” – Written by Emily Towers
- Episode 6 – “Punch Drunk” – Written by Joe Heslinga
- Episode 7 – “Summer Vacation” – Written by Valeri Vaughn
- Episode 8 – “It’s in his Blood” – Written by Henry Gammill
- Episode 9 – “Frank the Father” – Written by Bill Burr
- Episode 10 – “Bill Murphy’s Night Off” – Written by Michael Price
While we don’t yet have an official release date, we know the production team is aiming for fall of 2018 for the release date. That means we could see season 3 added to Netflix (all 10 episodes at once) added in September-November 2018.
— FIFF WRITERS (@FIFFNetflix) August 17, 2017
So there you have it, the latest on F is for Family, we think it’s coming along nicely. We’ll be keeping an eye on all sources for more information on the next season of F is for Family. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to the next season!