When will Central Park Season 3 premiere on Apple TV+? Here’s everything we know so far.
Central Park is an American musical adult animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith, and Josh Gad for Apple TV+, using the same art style as Bouchard’s previous series Bob’s Burgers. The viewers were able to reconnect and relate to these characters. Given how much the fans like seeing new chapters of this beloved series, it should come as no surprise that this franchise will continue to grow for more seasons.
After weeks of waiting, it appears that the holdup for the fans won’t last too long now because we have some great news to share! If you’ve been wondering whether Central Park would be renewed or canceled for any more seasons, then we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Apple TV+. Continue reading to learn more.
Will there be a Season 3 of Central Park?
Yes, Central Park was officially renewed in March 2021, the series was given an early third season renewal, and the second season premiered on June 25, 2021. The third season is set to premiere on September 9, 2022. The official announcement was made on the Apple TV+ Twitter handle, quoting, “Central Park is returning for Season 3 on September 9, only on Apple TV+” Take a look at the post below:
Central Park is returning for Season 3 on September 9, only on Apple TV+ pic.twitter.com/RwjMsxMQwn
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) July 18, 2022
Why was Central Park renewed for Season 3?
According to Deadline, “Seasons 2 and 3 of Central Park mean twenty-nine more episodes and something like a hundred and fifteen new songs — a hundred and fifteen!” wrote Bouchard, who co-created the series with Nora Smith and Josh Gad. “The people who make this show dazzle me with their talent and ambition and sheer will. And Apple and 20th have shown their will too! I’m honored to be a part of something with this much chutzpah.”
The first three episodes of the second season of the Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated series will debut globally on June 25 on Apple TV+, and new episodes will premiere weekly every Friday.
Moreover, Central Park has received acclaim from critics and awards, which makes it easy for the network to renew the series for more seasons due to great reception and demand by the viewers. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an approval rating of 94% based on 47 reviews, with an average rating of 7.45/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “With warmth, wit, and a pitch-perfect ensemble, Central Park is a joyously hilarious musical love letter to the Big Apple.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100 based on 13 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”.
The second season has an approval rating of 100% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 7.60/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. The website’s critical consensus states, “Featuring more stellar songs and a tenderhearted focus on family, Central Park is even more delightful in this reprise. On Metacritic, the second season has a weighted average score of 82 out of 100 based on 4 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”.
Central Park Season 3 Plot and Episodes
According to the official press release by Apple TV+ states, “In the third season of ‘Central Park,’ as Bitsy continues her relentless pursuit to buy the park, Owen embarks on a new promotional campaign to make more people fall in love with it, and Paige finds herself busier than ever when she lands her first book deal. ‘Central Park’ season three premieres globally on Apple TV+ with three episodes on September 9, 2022, followed by one episode weekly, every Friday thereafter through November 18.”
Central Park Season 3 Cast and Crew Updates
It will feature original cast member Kristen Bell who is rejoining the series as a new character, Abby, Paige’s (Katherine Hahn) little sister. Bell voiced Paige (Hahn) and Owen’s (Leslie Odom Jr.) mixed-raced daughter Molly in Central Park’s first season.
She exited the series in 2020 when she announced on Instagram that she was relinquishing the role “to someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal of the mixed race and Black American experience”. At the time, Apple said that Bell would return in Season 3 as a new character since Season 2 already had been written and recorded. Molly Emmy Raver-Lampman was subsequently cast as Molly.
Central Park’s voice cast includes Josh Gad, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Hahn, Odom Jr., Raver-Lampman, and Tucci, who was nominated for a Primetime Emmy last week for his role as Bitsy. Guest stars this season include The Afterparty stars Sam Richardson, Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz, and Zoë Chao; Loot star Ron Funches; Hello, Jack star Jack McBrayer; as well as Amber Ruffin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Craig Robinson, Tim Meadows, David Alan Grier and more.
Central Park is written and executive produced by Bouchard, alongside Josh Gad and Nora Smith. Steven Davis and Kelvin Yu serve as showrunners and also executive produce. The series is produced for Apple by 20th Television Animation, a part of Disney Television Studios.
Central Park Season 3 Official Trailer
No, Apple TV+ has yet to release an official teaser or trailer for Central Park Season 3. In the meantime, watch the official trailer for Season 2, which by released with the tagline, “We’re heading back to the park for another musical summer.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Central Park Season 2: A Quick Recap
In Central Park Season 2, the Tillerman family is still adjusting to life in and taking care of the most well-known park in the world. The difficulties of puberty are experienced by Molly; Cole faces a very embarrassing situation at school; Paige keeps looking into the mayor’s alleged corruption; and Owen manages the park, his workforce, and his family while maintaining a positive attitude. Helen is by Bitsy’s side, constantly doubting if she has entered into Bitsy’s will as she advances toward her evil goal of seizing Central Park as her own. Our amicable, bumbling violinist narrator, Birdie, leads us through every step of the journey.
Where to stream Central Park?
All the seasons of Central Park are only available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+. This streaming platform offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. Hence, the series will only be available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+ with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference.
Central Park Official Synopsis
According to Apple TV+, the official synopsis states, “In this animated musical comedy, Owen Tillerman and his family live an unconventional life in New York’s bustling Central Park, which Owen manages. Now, they’ll have to fend off a wealthy hotel heiress who wants to turn the park into condos.”
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Central Park Season 3 updates.