On paper, All American appears nearly quaint in comparison to the CW’s vampire dramas, DC superhero series, and soap opera reboots. Spencer Paysinger, a pro football player who grew up in the south side of Los Angeles and attended Beverly Hills High School, was the inspiration for the program.
His high school football success led to him playing for the University of Oregon Ducks in college and then for the Miami Dolphins and, most recently, the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. Those who worried that the high school football drama would be boring in comparison to the rest of the network’s programming were proven wrong once All American premiered in 2018.
The show received critical acclaim and economic success over its first two seasons, which featured an energizing blend of youthful melodrama and sociopolitical satire. Whether you were a long-time cynic or a die-hard fan, the news that the program had been extended for a third season following a spectacular season 2 finale was heartening.
Even though the launch of All American season 3 is still a ways off, we do have a few tidbits about the show’s next installment to keep us entertained.
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Plot of Season Three of All American
Following the emotionally charged season 1 conclusion, in which Spencer was forced to confront his former teammates at South Crenshaw High in a football game, the young athlete’s quest to find his place in the world took another turn towards the end of season 2.
Spencer announced that he would be leaving Beverly Hills High and returning to South Crenshaw High, just as it was reported that his former high school was being converted into a magnet school in an attempt to gentrify the area. While plot details for the show’s third season have yet to be revealed, don’t be shocked if the fight for the future of South Crenshaw High becomes a central theme.
Olivia (Logan) created a podcast to expose frozen yoghurt entrepreneur and chronic cop caller “Crenshaw Cathy” on the show, which has recently had a greater focus on problems of social justice and gentrification. For its third season, the show appears to be gearing up to focus on the fight against gentrification.
Release Date of All American Season 3
Fans were left wondering if All American would be extended for a third season after season 2 concluded on March 9, 2020. The show wasn’t a great hit for the CW at first, and it wasn’t until it became one of Netflix’s most popular shows that the network decided to throw its support behind it (via Business Insider).
All American fans weren’t left in suspense for long, as the CW announced the show’s renewal mere weeks after the season 2 conclusion. Given the current situation of the film and television industries, it’s impossible to say when season 3 of All American will be released.
Despite the fact that the previous two seasons both premiered in October, the CW has recently announced that season 3 would premiere in January 2021, according to Fan sided. The series was also caught up in the network’s reorganization of its fall 2020-winter 2021 schedule, which resulted in production delays.
Star Taye Diggs stated in a recent interview with Popculture.com that he expects filming to resume in September or October, which could indicate that a January release date is still conceivable — but it will be tight. The American production team returned to work on September 28, according to Deadline, so there’s still hope that season 3 will premiere on the CW early next year.
The new season will not be available on Netflix until its original network run is over. That may seem like a long wait to find out what will happen to Spencer now that he has transferred from Beverly Hills High to South Crenshaw High, but keep the following in mind: Even after a difficult start, All American has the potential to return for a third season, which is the reason to rejoice.
Season 3 of All American Will Have How Many Episodes?
All American only aired 16 episodes in each of its first two seasons. That was acceptable when the football drama was still a niche show, but now that Netflix has made All American one of the CW’s most popular shows, fans were hoping for a lengthier third season.
Other popular returning shows, like as Riverdale and The Flash, were promoted to 22-episode orders, and fans speculated that All American might be next. Sadly, the CW and WarnerMedia, its parent business, did not agree. Fans who were hoping for all 22 would be disappointed.
Season 3 of All American will be 16 episodes long, according to Netflix Life. On the plus side, the network was able to finish all 16 episodes before the lockdown, so there’s no need to worry about the season being cut short due to the situation of the business. Fans should be able to see the entire sequence beginning in January 2021.
Who Will Appear in the Third Season of All American?
Fans may be forgiven for being concerned about the destiny of All American’s cast after a second season that saw individuals struggle with substance misuse, cancer, and the aftermath of a gun tragedy. However, it appears that all the key cast members will be back for the third season of the show.
Season 3 will include Daniel Ezra and Taye Diggs reprising their roles as Spencer James and Billy Baker, respectively. Samantha Logan, Greta Onieogou, Jalyn Hall, and Bre-Z are reportedly rumored to be reprising their roles, according to the website.
According to Deadline, Patience, a fan favorite character played by Chelsea Tavares, has been moved to series regular status, which is great news for fans of the young, up-and-coming artist from South Crenshaw High.