Season 4 of F is for Family is a go, but it’ll be quite some time until F is for Family drops on Netflix. With the team behind the show active on social platforms, you can track the progress of the show, and that’s precisely what we’re covering here. Here’s everything we know about season 4 of F is for Family.
Netflix has made a massive push into animated shows as of late which should be no surprise as they’ve made significant investments in almost all areas of programming.
F is for Family is the second longest running Netflix Original show to date with only Bojack Horseman ahead of it. F is for Family has been joined in the past two years by the likes of Big Mouth, Disenchantment, Paradise PD and Super Drags.
The third season introduced some brand new characters and saw Frank get back onto his feet. One of the notable character additions includes an old friend of Frank voiced by Vince Vaughn who is one of the original investors in the show.
Everything we know about F is for Family Season 4
F is for Family Season 4 Renewal Status
Official Renewal Status: Renewed (last updated: 01/24/2018)
In January 2019, the series was confirmed to be returning for a fourth season by multiple outlets plus the show’s creator on Twitter.
The show’s renewal comes a month after Netflix canceled another animated show, Super Drags.
On the renewal, Micheal Price took to Twitter to say: “Thrilled to make it official that we’re coming back for Season 4 and that I get to keep working with the incredible Bill Burr and the rest of our wonderful writers, cast and crew.”
BREAKING NEWS! https://t.co/DSkqFVf8rd
— FIFF WRITERS (@FIFFNetflix) January 24, 2019
What will happen in season 4?
Here’s some speculation and what we’ve heard so far on the plot of season 4 of F is for Family.
There’s a lot to be answered in season 4 including just what the heck is going on with Philip who was seen to be drawing demonic images through most of season 3. His relationship with his mother and Bill clearly are coming to a head.
We also need to see how Frank and Sue’s relationship mends after the strains throughout season 3, mainly caused by Chet returning to the scene early on. The big build up for season 4 is in the upcoming arrival of the new Murphy baby and how it changes the dynamic of the household.
In terms of how far we’re progressing in the overall timeline, Michael Price confirmed: “The years go by slowly on our show, so we could do 8 or 9 seasons and only move forward 2 years in time.”
Pogo is due to have a bigger role in season 4 after his near-fatal heart attack at the end of season 3.
Vivian is set for a return but in a smaller role given Sue won’t be involved with Plastaware as much.
Will Chet return for F is for Family season 4?
It’s unlikely we’ll see Chet (voiced by Vince Vaughn) return as you’ll probably know his fate at the end of season 3. It has been confirmed Nguyen-Nguyen will be featuring slightly in season 4 mainly in jail awaiting her trial.
How far is F is for Family Season 4 in production?
Current production status: Early development / Writing (last updated: 03/01/2019)
Hot off the press of the renewal in January, the team behind F is for Family hasn’t hung about at getting onto it.
All hands on deck now writing up the scripts, completing table reads and rewriting scripts. But there has been some recording take place but mainly with characters outside of the main family.
The full staff (minus the very busy Bill) after our table read today. L-R: Jeff Norkin, Luan Thomas, Valeri Vaughn, Joe Piarulli, Gillian Bissonnette, Jessica Williamson, (Bill Burr), Henry Gammill, Mike Price, Sam Stefanak, Joe Heslinga, David Richardson, Marc Wilmore. pic.twitter.com/uLGi8YaBH8
— FIFF WRITERS (@FIFFNetflix) January 24, 2019
At the current pace, we’re expecting all the episodes to be finished (at least in their draft stages) for early summer.
F is for Family Season 4 Episode Names
Thanks to regular tweets, we already know the episode name for episode 1.
- Episode 1: “Father Confessor” – written by Michael Price
- Episode 2: “Nothing Is Impossible” – Written by Henry Gammill
- Episode 3: “Bring Me A Tooth” – written by David Richardson
- Episode 4: “The “B” Word” – written by Valeri Vaughn
How many episodes will there be? Well, every season up until now has consisted of 10 episodes. With that said, it’s safe to assume that we’ll once again be getting 10 episodes in season 4.
W hen will season 4 of F is for Family be on Netflix?
F is for Family has been getting a new season roughly every year and a half.
That’d peg the new season coming out in early to mid-2020. Netflix has also updated the official page for F is for Family with the release window.
F is for Family AMA on Reddit
At the end of February on Reddit, Michael Price, the show’s co-creator took to answering questions on the Netflix subreddit.
The majority of questions were all about the show as a whole rather pertaining to specific questions about season 4.
Michael does touch upon a major change coming in season 4 which includes the arrival of the new baby. He said:
It’ll certainly cause some changes (the baby arrival) around the house — as it’s already doing, especially with Maureen worried about losing her “Princess” status. It might also depend on if the baby is a boy or a girl — something we haven’t decided yet. The age factor is also something to think about. Frank will be 40 when the baby comes — that’s a bit on the old side. We’ll see all these things play out in Season 5 (assuming we get one!)
Michael also spoke about how Kevin will evolve in season 4 saying:
I can’t give out any spoilers, but the development of Kevin’s music will play a major part in his story arc for Season 4. There will be some more new original songs that Kevin and his band sing as well as some parody type songs that we’ll write for other aspects of the show. Sometimes the music is part of the story as we’re forming it and sometimes it comes in much later. It all depends.
We also got some teases about potential “big name guests” for season 4.
Now it’s over to you. What do you want to see in the fourth season? Let us know in the comments below.