Dead to Me’s third and final season premieres on Netflix on November 17th, 2022. Given that it was one of Netflix’s most successful shows, you may be asking why it ended after season 3. Was it called off? Here’s what you should know.
Dead to Me has been on our screens since May 2019, returning for a third and turbulent final season, and after 30 episodes, our time with Judy and Jen has come to an end.
Unlike many other Netflix shows that are canceled, Dead to Me was awarded a final season order. As a result, all storylines reach a conclusion.
Why Will Dead to Me Not Return for a Fourth Season?
While Netflix has never explained why it renewed Dead to Me for a third and final season, it’s probable because most Netflix Originals don’t last more than two, three, or even four seasons.
Their stats most likely indicated that the show would have reached a point of declining returns, so they chose to send it off on good terms.
Feldman addressed why the show only lasted three seasons to The Hollywood Reporter, saying:
“I always knew that it was going to be a short-lived show. I wanted three or four seasons, but I’m realistic in terms of where the show lives. It lives on a platform that doesn’t traditionally give more than three or four, or sometimes even one or two, seasons. I wanted the ending to feel important and not just, like, “Oh shit, we’re going to get canceled!”
When the show was first renewed for a final season, Christina Applegate expressed similar sentiments, saying:
“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.”
Liz Feldman expressed her deep gratitude to fans on the journey on Twitter on the day the third season was released.
❤️🔥 The Final Season of @deadtome is now streaming on @netflix ❤️🔥 Thank u to our incredible fans for loving this show as much as we’ve loved making it. Hope u enjoy & laugh & feel all the feels ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/U7hS6Jphz7
— Liz Feldman (@thelizfeldman) November 17, 2022
The Showrunner of Dead to Me Has Set His Next Netflix Project
So, what is the good news mentioned in the title?
Netflix is collaborating with the showrunner of Dead to Me on new projects, one of which has already been announced.
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Feldman’s next Netflix production, No Good Deed, is a 30-minute dark comedy from Gloria Sanchez Productions. We have more on No Good Deed in our series preview, but here’s the summary for the next show:
“No Good Deed is a dark comedy that follows three very different families vying to buy the very same 1920s Spanish style villa that they think will solve all their problems. But as the sellers have already discovered, sometimes the home of your dreams can be a total nightmare.”
Adam McKay, the executive producer of Dead to Me, is also working on another project with Netflix called Kings of America, which is still in the works.
Some of the Dead to Me cast members will also appear in upcoming Netflix projects.
While the show’s two major stars have no impending Netflix projects, Linda Cardellini can be seen in seasons 1-3 of Bloodline.
James Marsden, who plays Ben / Steve Wood on the show, will appear in Unfrosted, Jerry Seinfeld’s next ensemble comedy film on Netflix.
Diana Maria Riva will appear in Netflix’s upcoming series Glamorous.
Are you disappointed that Dead to Me will not have a fourth season? Tell us in the comments.