Is the beloved series returning sooner than you think? Here is everything we know so far about Abbott Elementary Season 3.
The not-so-average school will be back, as things will get outside the imaginative box, and the anticipation for the show’s return has skyrocketed more than ever because of the second season’s finale that has left the audience gasping to know what happens next, as the last two seasons have been nothing less than amazing as they are filled with unexpected twists and turns, which makes this mockumentary sitcom quite unique!
Hence, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about the series’ current status, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated third season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again! So buckle up and get ready for another chapter with Abbott Elementary! Here is everything we know so far about the highly anticipated release date on the ABC network.
Abbott Elementary Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere on ABC?
Firstly, we regret to inform the readers that the highly anticipated third season of “Abbott Elementary,” will not be available to stream anytime soon, and certainly not in July 2023!
If you recall, the third season was ordered earlier this year in January 2023, months prior to the conclusion of the second season, which isn’t surprising as the series gained a massive reception from fans and critics around the world. For context, the second season was widely praised by critics and audiences alike with universal acclaim. The season currently holds a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The success of the series led to an early renewal by ABC, which was pretty evident to happen despite the network having taken time to evaluate the viewership and reception of many series before approval. Despite all the news surrounding the series renewal, it seems like the cheerfulness was short-lived among the fans because, sadly, there has been a major halt in the production of the show due to the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which makes it highly doubtful whether the creators will be able to release the new season for ABC’s 2023-24 fall season.
As, the ABC network has recently announced that its fall 2023 schedule would now include almost entirely nonscripted shows and that their scripted shows – such as Abbott Elementary – would be rescheduled to premiere next year for 2024 mid-season at the same time slot of dropping new episodes every Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC, which will later be available to stream on Hulu. That’s not it. Along with the ongoing writers’ strike, an actor’s strike has also officially commenced!
The 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike has been scheduled between actors in the labor union SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The strike began at midnight PDT on July 14, 2023, after SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors held a vote approving the strike. Due to this, the release of the series will now be delayed further, as there is no timestamp until when the strike is going to last, so there is no chance that the show will return in 2023.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds! In conclusion, we recommend readers follow the official ABC social handles to catch up with all the new updates and developments whenever they are published. In the meantime, take a look at the official renewal announcement as shared by the official Abbott Elementary’s Twitter handle, quoting, “Summing up our feelings in one word: PROUD. #AbbottElementary will be coming back for another season!”
— Abbott Elementary (@AbbottElemABC) January 11, 2023
Abbott Elementary Season 3 Plot: What to expect in the third season?
Speaking about the third season’s renewal, Channing Dungey, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Television Group, said:
“This renewal is a richly deserved feather in the cap of Quinta Brunson, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Randall Einhorn, as well as the rest of the cast and crew of Abbott Elementary. Each week, this talented group of artists celebrates true unsung heroes — public school teachers. And for some extra icing on the renewal cake, our favorite group of teachers was honored this morning with two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and last night with three Golden Globe Awards. Abbott Elementary is the gift that keeps on giving, and I look forward to many more magnificent episodes of this brilliant, authentic, and just plain funny series.”
The series is also expected to expand on the basic premise, which is as follows: “In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers—and an oblivious principal—are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do—even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude towards educating children.”
At last, the next season is also expected to pick up right from the last season’s finale, “Franklin Institute,” which showcased “Abbott Elementary takes a field trip to the Franklin Institute; Gregory is eager to spend time with a reluctant Janine; Ava teaches the students about aliens, which leads to chaos.” Hence, the show will be presented in the same mockumentary format similar to one of The Office and Modern Family and follow a crew recording the lives of teachers working in underfunded schools, including the fictional Willard R. Abbott Elementary School.
Abbott Elementary Season 3 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
The main cast members of the series are expected to return which, includes:
Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti, and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard. We would also like to highlight that these cast members are still subject to change, as it is still uncertain who will join or leave the show for the upcoming season.
Hence, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next and in what direction the creators will take moving forward! In addition to this, Quinta Brunson serves as writer and executive producer alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker of Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.
— Abbott Elementary (@AbbottElemABC) July 12, 2023
Abbott Elementary Season 3 Episodes: Where to stream?
The production and writing for the third season were originally expected to commence on May 1, 2023. However, due to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, the filming date has been postponed indefinitely, and as confirmed by writer Brittani Nichols, the strike will affect the number of episodes and start date of the third season. So, there might be a drastic drop in the official episode count, which can be changed to 18 episodes rather than the standard episode count, just like other ABC shows that have also been affected by this ongoing series, which doesn’t seem to resolve anytime soon!
The readers can stream all the seasons of Abbott Elementary on ABC along with FuboTV, Hulu, and eventually on MAX in selective regions (previously known as HBO Max). The show is also available for rent or purchase on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC’s official website and app, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel at the 9/8c time slot.
Abbott Elementary Season 3 Frequently Asked Questions
When was Abbott Elementary renewed for Season 3?
In January 2023, the series was renewed for a third season as it got greenlit even before the second season aired its finale episode.
Will Abbott Elementary Season 3 premiere in 2023 or 2024?
In May 2023, it was announced via a press release that the third season of the American television comedy Abbott Elementary, created by Quinta Brunson, is set to premiere in the United States on ABC in early 2024 air date.
Is there any official promo available?
We would like to highlight that the network hasn’t released any new promotional stuff for the third season as filming hasn’t begun yet and the release date hasn’t been disclosed, leaving a lot of time for marketing to begin. We’ll have to wait for it for some time!
In the meantime, check out the official promo for the second season, which has received critical acclaim around the world. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has received an approval rating of 100%, with an average rating of 9 out of 10, based on 18 reviews. Meanwhile, Metacritic has reported an average rating of 90 out of 100 based on eight reviews, indicating “universal acclaim.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Catch up on all the episodes, and let us know what you think of Abbott Elementary being renewed for Season 3 in the comments.