After an impressive second season, fans and critics have been blown away by The OA. After ending on another grand cliffhanger the demand for another season is huge. But has Netflix renewed the sci-fi show for another season? And, when will the third season of The OA arrive on Netflix? Let’s find out.
The OA is Netflix Original sci-fi drama created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. Marling herself stars in the lead role as Praire, while Batmanglij directs the series. Fans had to wait over two years for the release of the second season and arrived with much fanfare. Staying fiercely loyal to the series, the cult following amassed by The OA has begun to bring in a wider audience thanks to the second season’s storytelling and mind-blowing moments.
Has The OA been renewed for Season 3?
The OA Official Renewal Status for Season 3: Pending (Last Updated 04/02/2019)
At the time of writing The OA is yet to be renewed by Netflix. Previously news of renewal took two months to be announced after the release of the first season. If Netflix were to follow suit, then news of the third season’s renewal can be expected to arrive in May 2019.
Does the story warrant a third season?
According to an interview with Indiewire, Cindy Holland the Netflix Vice President of Original Series has confirmed that the story has a five-season arc. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij had originally pitched the five season plan to Netflix when the pair held talks with the streaming giant to produce The OA.
Unless they are told to condense the story, then a further three seasons can be expected of The OA!
Jason Issacs (Hunter Aloysius / Dr. Percy) has already made a statement on the third season indicating that the story has already been written. Brit Marlin and Zalbatmanglij will likely now be in negotiations with Netflix for their third season of The OA.
Is there a demand for a third season of The OA?
Oh, you better believe the third season of The OA is in demand! After another huge cliffhanger, fans have been left wanting…
i just finished the OA season 2… & i need therapy after that ending?! i have to wait another 3 years… pic.twitter.com/NYq28KhSVg
— Christian (@ChristianAlxnr) March 24, 2019
Holy shit @The_OA Season 2 was WORTH THE WAIT. Season 1 was gonna be hard to beat, and they DELIVERED. Wow. If you love mind-bending stuff, WATCH THIS SHOW! Can’t wait for Season 3. Thank you so much! @britmarling @z_al @The_OA @netflix
— Ghost DrasseL (@DrasseL) March 24, 2019
@netflix I need answers!!!! What is going on in “The OA” ??? Just finished season 2 and my head is just all over the place. Imma need season 3 like rn, cause I need answers!!! I’m going crazy over here pic.twitter.com/dfumkblsBl
— Juan Ulloa (@GorillaWarfare7) April 2, 2019
When will the third season of The OA arrive on Netflix?
Fans are already cringing at the idea of another wait that will last over two years. If Netflix were to release Season 3 the same length of time it took between Season 1 and 2, then we won’t see Season 3 until June 2021. We definitely would like to think Netflix won’t make subscribers wait as long this time. Of course, this all depends on the time it takes for renewal, filming and then post-production.
At the earliest we expect Season 3 of The OA to arrive in the Fall of 2020. Our speculation for the release date is because of the second season’s production lasting from January 2018 to April 2018. Post-production of the season took an incredible length of time as the time between production ending and release date took almost eleven months. So the time taken between filming and the release was 15 months. If Season 3 were to begin in June then September 2020 is the earliest date we can predict for the next season.
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