Dethroning Netflix’s smash hit crime thriller, Kaleidoscope, Ginny & Georgia season 2 has ascended to the top of the streaming giant’s charts. Under such exceptional circumstances, Netflix would not want to take even the slightest of risks. So, on May 17, 2023, the official streamer renewed the show for two additional seasons.
Additionally, Deadline reports that Sarah Glinkski has replaced Debra J. Fisher as the showrunner for the upcoming seasons.
The American comedy-drama television series, created by Sarah Lambert and run by Debra Fisher, is about an “angsty, awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (who) often feels more mature than her 30-year-old mother, the irresistible, dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had: a normal life.”
In the span of 10 episodes, the first of this comedy televised the demise of Georgia’s husband and the pair leaving Texas to move into a new town for a new chapter. The series broached upon a slew of themes ranging from crime, race, marriage, friendships, and self-harm, through the apt depiction of the mother-and-daughter duo, which was explored in even more detail in the second installment of this coming-of-age drama.
This leads to the brewing question in the minds of the fans: when will the third season of Ginny & Georgia arrive on Netflix? This has been an increasing area of concern owing to the two looming strikes, WGA and SAG-AFTRA, which have shut down the production schedules of a plethora of popular shows, including the likes of The Last of Us season 2, Stranger Things, Outer Banks and more.
Would Ginny & Georgia season 3 also face the brunt of it?
Here’s what we know so far about it.
Ginny & Georgia Season 3: The impact of the strikes explained
As per the reports, the third season has not begun filming as of yet. Presumably, it won’t begin until the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes cease to continue or a fair deal is reached.
However, if we take an educated guess based on the release date schedules of the previous seasons (the first being announced in April 2021, followed by the latter in January 2023), we expect the potential third season to release sometime by mid-2024. But that will only happen if we’re lucky.
What is the overall performance of Ginny & Georgia season 2 on Netflix?
In the first week of season 2’s release, the show was 200M hours away from beating season 1; once that happens, all the ambiguity of the renewal will be washed away, and the fans will get one more treat from the creators of the show. Not only that, but the reports also point to the increased viewership of season one ever since season 2 premiered. Not only that, but interestingly, the show amassed over 504.78 million hours globally, breaking Netflix’s all-time most-watched series list record at the tail end of Inventing Anna.
As per the data, season 1 garnered 44.37 million additional hours, the week season 2 was released. What’s more, the Top 10 report for the week ending January 8th, Ginny & Georgia, was touted to be “the best launch for a returning English-speaking series released on a Thursday.”
The reason why this coming-of-age drama has harnessed its own devoted audience is its proclivity to fuse the mother-daughter dynamics on-screen with a murder mystery, suspense, moral ambiguity, friendship, and its related themes. According to RadioTimes, more than 52 million member households watched the first season in its first 28 days of premiere. Moreover, it ascended to make the top 10 list in 87 countries across the globe.
Showrunner Debra Fisher celebrated the news of crossing half a billion hours on Netflix by posting an emotional message on Instagram, which said:
“This crew is like family. Everyone pictured (and many not present on set that day in Toronto) helped make this show a worldwide hit with over 500 million hours viewed (and counting). This is just a sliver of BTS of our phenomenal DP and extraordinary camera department.”
Additionally, as per Neilson Insights, which offers a bit more demographic information regarding the audience for Ginny & Georgia,
“Ginny & Georgia’s audience stayed true to form, decidedly 18-34 (34%) and female (76%) capitalizing on the niche where shows like Friends, Grey’s Anatomy and Gilmore Girls have been having extended streaming success. In fact, G&G actually had a broader demographic base than the others, as Greys derives half of its audience from the 18-34 bucket, Friends 58% and Gilmore Girls a whopping 64%.”
What to expect from Ginny & Georgia Season 3?
The second season of the coming-of-age teen drama explored Georgia’s past, including her disturbing history with Austin’s father Gil (Aaron Ashmore) with his reentry into the frame from his prison. Running parallel to Georgia’s story, we find Ginny struggling to accept her mother’s identity as a murderer with the MANG, her group of high school girlfriends, falling out. Amidst all of this chaos, Ginny battles to maintain her mental health.
According to showrunner and executive producer Debra J. Fisher, the scene is powerful enough to reveal the vulnerable side of Georgia that is seldom featured. She said, “That moment is one of the most powerful moments for Georgia…Typically, she’s all that Southern charm and warmth on the outside and hiding her true darker self from everyone, especially Ginny. Georgia discovering the wolfsbane in the fireplace reveals one of her darkest secrets. Ginny now knows the truth – that she’s a murderer. But for Georgia, for better or worse, at her core, she will do anything for her kids. So, we felt it was one of the most powerful ways we could see that reaction we were craving.”
Fisher says, “Georgia is such a mama bear and so protective of her children, [but] also simultaneously [has] this indignation of, ‘Look what I would do for you. These are the lengths I will go to protect you, and now, once you see the inner me, you leave?!’…Georgia is pissed for better or worse.”
Speaking to DigitalSpy, creator Sarah Lampert suggested that there are “a lot of really great possibilities” in the third season. She said, “If Georgia is being charged with this crime, we have Zion, he’s Ginny’s dad, we have Gill in the picture now,” she said. “I think previous to this, he had no chance at custody because he was a convicted felon but who knows now, and we’ve got Paul, who’s the stepdad. We have so many golden possibilities for storytelling based on how rich these characters are. And based on how many surprises we want to throw into Season 3 that I’m being coy about but we do have it planned out.”
Season two ends on a cliffhanger, with the wedding being cut short as Gabriel and the police crash into the venue, and Georgia is arrested. Under what charge? She allegedly murdered Cynthia’s husband, Tom. What?! I mean, who in the world would have thought that season 2 would end on such a flabbergasting note?
In an interview with DigitalSpy, Nathan Mitchell, who reprised the role of Zion Miller, said:
“I’d love to see where things go with Simone. I think it’s always fun when you throw Georgia in the mix there, where you have those three together, and have them navigate this new dynamic that they exist in.”
On a more romantic front of the series, this is what Antonia Gentry and Felix Mallard had to say about their characters’ relationship with E! Online, “I think they’ll always be in each other’s lives… They have something extremely special: They have an understanding between each other, and that no one else really has.”
In conversation with The Wrap, Debra Fisher teased, “We know where Season 3 begins and ends and we know the end game.”
Speaking to Deadline, Lampert revealed the possible tangent of Austin’s story in the third season:
“Austin isn’t squeaky clean. He’s a kid, but he stabbed someone in the hand with a pencil, he — way more than Ginny, seems very okay with the fact that his mom’s done all this stuff, he doesn’t seem fazed whatsoever (laughs)… That’s not true. If we get to Season 3, we’ll have to dig deep into what he saw transpire in season two and the emotional ramifications of that.”
Additionally, she revealed the various possibilities of dealing with Cyntia’s reaction to Georgia’s arrest:
“Anything could happen. I think that Cynthia in no means wanted Georgia to do that. I think that it would shock her to find out, and obviously we weren’t with her, we don’t know what happened off camera in between that scene that led to the arrest. But that would definitely be something that I think we would want to explore in Season 3.”
Who are the expected cast members in Ginny & Georgia Season 3?
At the time of writing, an official cast list for the third season has not been released. However, below-mentioned is the list of all the expected cast members that can potentially be featured in the third season of our favorite comfort show:
- Brianne Howey as Georgia Miller
- Antonia Gentry as Ginny Miller
- Diesel La Torraca as Austin Miller
- Jennifer Robertson as Ellen Baker
- Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker
- Sara Waisglass as Maxine ‘Max’ Baker
- Scott Porter as Mayor Paul Randolph
- Raymond Ablack as Joe
- Mason Temple as Hunter Chen
- Katie Douglas as Abby
- Chelsea Clark as Norah
- Jonathan Potts as Mr Gitten
- Sabrina Grdevich as Cynthia Fuller
- Colton Gobbo as Jordan
- Connor Laidman as Zach
- Nathan Mitchell as Zion Miller
- Rebecca Ablack as Padma
- Tyssen Smith as Brodie
- Daniel Beirne as Nick
- Aaron Ashmore as Gil Timmins
In addition to the above-mentioned, we hope you also take into consideration the flashback cast, led by Nikki Roumel and Kyle Bary as teenage Georgia Miller and teenage Zion Miller, respectively. In conversation with DigitalSpy, actor Nathan Mitchell revealed his season two experience, saying:
“I loved it. It was phenomenal. I love every second I get to spend with this cast. Just getting to dive more into Zion, and explore what his dynamics with his parents are like; what the co-parenting relationship with Georgia is like; getting to see him really be there for Ginny in moments that matter. All of that was really a joy to explore.”
Additionally, the actor also disclosed his aspirations regarding season three, “I’d love to see where things go with Simone. I think it’s always fun when you throw Georgia in the mix there, where you have those three together, and have them navigate this new dynamic that they exist in.”
How many episodes will be there in Ginny & Georgia Season 3?
The second installment of Ginny & Georgia constituted 10 episodes which streamed an average runtime of 50 to 58 minutes. The third season will also presumably consist of 10 episodes following a similar average runtime. Although Netflix hasn’t disclosed the episode titles, here’s the episode list of Ginny & Georgia season 2 (courtesy of IMDb):
- Season 2 Episode 1: Welcome Back, Bitches!
- Season 2 Episode 2: Why Does Everything Have To Be So Terrible, All The Time, Forever?
- Season 2 Episode 3: What Are You Playing At, Little Girl?
- Season 2 Episode 4: Happy My Birthday To You
- Season 2 Episode 5: Latkes Are Lit
- Season 2 Episode 6: A Very Merry Ginny & Georgia Christmas Special
- Season 2 Episode 7: We’re Going To Serenade The Shit Out Of You
- Season 2 Episode 8: Hark! Darkness Descends!
- Season 2 Episode 9: Kill Gill
- Season 2 Episode 10: I’m No Cinderella
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