Is Dead to Me Season 3 the final season or not? Continue reading to find out.
“You Know, It’s A Funny Story, But There Are No Jokes.” Indeed, it is not a joke that the show has completed its tale for good! And we know that the fans have been asking one question the most, “Will we get to see more of this beloved duo of Jen and Judy?” This is a query that needs to be answered, especially for die-hard fans who have spent so much of their own time watching all the prior episodes. So, if you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a quick summary of the current status of the franchise.
Here’s everything we know about, whether we will get to see another season or not.
Dead to Me Season 4: Is it happening or not?
Unfortunately NO! the series has officially completed its storyline and has now concluded as a trilogy with the brand new third season which aired a few days ago on Thursday, November 17, 2022. According to Deadline, Applegate stated about the decision to end the series, which revolves around her character Jen and Cardellimi’s Judy, “We felt this was the best way to tie up the story of these women.” “From start to finish, Dead To Me is exactly the show I wanted to make. And it’s been an incredible gift,” Feldman said.
“Telling a story sprung from grief and loss has stretched me as an artist and healed me as a human. I’ll be forever indebted to my partners in crime, my friends for life, Christina and Linda, and our brilliantly talented writers, cast, and crew. I am beyond grateful to Netflix for supporting Dead To Me from day one, and I’m thrilled to continue our collaboration.”
“Liz Feldman is a comedic force who brings her fresh and distinct point of view to every element of the creative process from inception through writing and producing,” said Netflix’s VP, Comedy Series Jane Wiseman. Further adding, “We could not be more excited to expand our relationship with Liz and continue to work with her on Dead to Me and future series to come.” Take a look at Feldman’s and Applegate’s reactions to the final season below:
Thrilled to keep working with @1capplegate & @lindacardellini and our amazing writers, cast & crew for one more season! @deadtome has been and continues to be the most creatively & personally fulfilling experience of my life. Profoundly grateful for all of it. 💙 https://t.co/xbWijfG61c
— Liz Feldman (@thelizfeldman) July 6, 2020
I will miss these ladies. But we felt this was the best way to tie up the story of these women. Thank you to all the fans. We will be getting back to work when it is safe to do so. Much love https://t.co/tJXf31EDhe
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) July 6, 2020
Dead to Me Season 3: What happened in the final season?
On Rotten Tomatoes, the third season holds an approval rating of 79% based on 14 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads: “Dead to Me’s final season has some diminishing returns as the twists begin to feel overplayed, but Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini remain a compelling duo who viewers will want to stick with to the bitter end.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
According to Netflix Tudum, “The final outing of the dark comedy wraps up the story of two friends with a growing rap sheet: Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini), whose lives are entangled with Bad Twin Steve (RIP by bludgeoning/drowning) and Good Twin Ben (both played by Marsden).” “You’re going to want to see how this one ends,” Marsden promises.
But first, a rapid-fire recap: Judy (accidentally) kills Jen’s husband; Judy contrives to meet Jen in a widow support group; Jen (purposefully) kills Judy’s boyfriend, Steve, and buries his body in her meat freezer; Jen confesses to a detective and, assuming she’ll be imprisoned, leaves letters for Judy and her two sons; the detective lets off Jen with a warning (after all, Steve was a horrible human); and in a call-back to Season 1, Ben hits Jen and Judy’s car and drives off.
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Dead to Me Season 1: A Quick Recap
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 86% based on 50 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads: “Dead to Me doesn’t always deliver on the gallows humor that it promises, but the sterling duo of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini elevates the series above its pulpier aspects -offering a deeply moving relationship shaped by mutual grief.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
At the center of the story are Jen, a Southern California realtor dealing with the loss of her husband, Ted, in a hit-and-run, and Judy, an oddball caretaker in an on-again, off-again relationship with the controlling sometime art dealer Steve (James Marsden). The two women meet at a grief support group led by Pastor Wayne (Keong Sim). Jen lives with her two sons, defiant teen Charlie (Sam McCarthy) and introspective Henry (Luke Roessler).
She works with real estate partner Christopher (Max Jenkins) until he decides to part ways, and she goes back to work with Lorna (Valerie Mahaffey), her mother-in-law and former boss. The first season centers around the mystery of Ted’s death, which is being investigated by Detective Ana Perez (Diana Maria Riva) and, privately, by former cop and brief Judy love interest Nick (Brandon Scott). A powerful friendship blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret in this dark comedy series.
Dead to Me Season 2: A Quick Recap
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 94% based on 48 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads: “Dead to Me doubles down on the twists and turns out an exciting second season that makes excellent use of its well-matched leads.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 72 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
Jen and Judy are not OK. Not even a little. With their lives spinning out of control, they’re clinging to each other – and their secrets. The second season focuses on the aftermath of Steve’s death and introduces Steve’s kinder and much shyer twin brother, Ben Wood (Marsden), and the brothers’ mom, Eileen (Frances Conroy). While Jen begins a relationship with Ben, sparks fly between Judy and Michelle (Natalie Morales), the daughter of one of Judy’s patients. Michelle is also the ex-girlfriend of none other than Detective Perez, the woman who suspects Judy of murder. We’re also introduced to Judy’s mother, Eleanor (Katey Sagal).
Catch up on the previous episodes and let us know what you like about the final season of the beloved franchise.