As of October 2022, there is still no renewal announcement for Black Summer Season 3. For more details, keep reading!
Black Summer Season 3: When Will It Be Renewed On Netflix?
Spoiler Alert: Black Summer Season 3 has neither been renewed nor canceled by Netflix. We’ve yet to hear about the future of the horror series. Season 2 of Karl Schaefer and John Hyams’s zombie apocalypse series also took forever to renew prior to getting officially announced. Based on the fact that it takes time for renewal, we are positive that season 3 will still arrive at some point.
Black Summer Season 3 release date on Netflix:
Two years passed between the release of the first and second seasons of Black Summer. If season three follows suit, subscribers could be waiting until 2023 for the next season. At the latest, Black Summer may not return until August 2023. This, of course, all depends on the renewal status of the series.
The second season of Black Summer was a vast improvement over the first. If there’s one thing Black Summer continues to do well, it’s to make sure every zombie encounter is terrifying, and encounters with other survivors are tense and harrowing. So waiting for a little while doesn’t seem to be wasteful.
Why has Black Summer still not been renewed for S3?
Black Summer didn’t compete well:
Black Summer season 2, despite being in the top ten on US television between June 17, 2021 and July 2, 2021, introduced a secondary way of watching the top ten on Netflix. It was eliminated in the top ten between those dates, losing out to the likes of CoComelon, Greedy, and Newly Rich Newly Poor.
Black Summer season 2 lost to Lucifer season 3:
On a global scale, the series failed to break into the television top ten, meaning Black Summer season 2 in what would be the second and third weeks of its release failed to beat Lucifer season 3, which had a total of 9,550,000 hours watched.
The Black Summer show disappeared from the top 10 lists around the world relatively quickly. The importance of this is that most of the canceled shows of 2021 have not been able to stay in the top 10 for 30 days. In the United States, the show appeared in the top 10 for 12 days, while in the United Kingdom it stayed in the top 10 for 14 days.
Jamie King might save Black Summer:
One bright positive piece of news for the series is how eager actress Jamie King is to see a third season happen. Speaking to a magazine, she has expressed some ideas that she has for season 3 and is eager to get into the writers room. However, comments from her have also suggested that a third season could be the show’s last.
What can we expect from Black Summer season 3?
The final moments of Black Summer season 2 left us with a lot of questions for season 3.
Lance and his story:
At the end of Season 1 the last we see of Lance was when he was on the run from a small horde of zombies, his fate unknown. Arguably no one expected to see him return in season two, but we finally learned of the character’s sad yet tragic fate.
After stopping his car to allow a pregnant woman to get in, she tricked him into opening the driver’s side door. This allowed the man Lance didn’t stop to walk in and shoot him in the neck. With his blood all over the dashboard, the couple trying to steal the car crashed, which then led to a dramatic chase between the now-zombified Lance and his killer.
It’s a shame we didn’t get to see more of Lance, but for the character to return, finally learning of his fate is more than appreciated.
Will Rose survive?
In their dramatic confrontation, Rose is injured and cannot move. She used the flare gun to destroy fuel barrels behind Ray, but the resulting explosion injured the pair. Rose’s injured leg left her unable to board the plane and she was prepared to die and stay behind to watch Anna board the plane, but her daughter opted not to board and returned with her.
We’re left wondering what Rose’s fate will be as Anna was able to find a car, but when she returned to Rose, it seemed like she was questioning what her next move would be.
Anna has shown that the zombie apocalypse has had a dramatic effect on her mental health. While it’s highly unlikely that she would let Rose die, the fact that Anna witnessed her leave Spears’ death clearly resonates with her months later.
Where does the plane take the character: Sun?
Sun was the only survivor who made it to the plane on time. Of all the survivors who made it to the runway, the only person who got on the plane was Sun. After chatting with the pilot, it is still unclear where the pilot is traveling to. We know the pilot has to stop to refuel, and with the amount of attention the plane brings, there’s no guarantee Sun and the pilot will ever get a chance to take off again.
Will Mance join Rose and Anna?
Mance took on the small horde of zombies virtually single-handedly and emerged unscathed. With an injured Rose to care for Anna, he could use all the help he could get.
Will Ray join Rose and Anna?
Even the injured Rose and Ray continued their dramatic showdown. Like Rose, Ray is injured in the explosion and is arguably in worse shape than Rose after taking a beating from some of the other survivors. Ray would be an incredible asset to the group, if he lives and can change his attitude. But if there’s too much bad blood between him and Rose, that could set the pair up for even more conflict in the near future.
The Ski lodge:
The most logical place for survivors to go is the ski lodge, since the plane is no longer a viable option. The shelter has enough comfortable beds for everyone, food that can last more than a year, fuel and plenty of water. The main problem anyone staying at the hostel faces is that it is incredibly difficult to defend. Due to the number of entrances and windows, it is not difficult for anyone, including zombies, to enter. The lodge is isolated enough that survivors and zombies are few and far between. But it’s still a giant gamble.