This strange show appears to be a gift that keeps on giving for the CW, at least for the foreseeable future. In the Dark has been a huge success storey for the network.
Murphy Mason (Perry Mattfeld), a blind, misanthropic, hard-drinking protagonist, has proven to be a popular character, and her numerous flings, shady deals, and murder-solving escapades have piqued the interest of the viewers enough for the CW to continue the programme for seasons 3 and 4.
The characters and the show's voice have become familiar to viewers, and we're all looking forward to seeing what the programme has in store for us in future episodes.
But who knows what the show has in store for us. Both the murdering cop Dean Riley (Rich Sommer) and the laundromat drug kingpin Nia Bailey (Nick Micheaux) have been eliminated from the picture at this point in the storey.
Murphy and her team, on the other hand, are up to their eyebrows in numerous crimes, and the programme has set up a genuinely alarming number of individuals who may cause them issues, and in a far more intimate way than they have ever experienced before.
While we're waiting for the new episodes to air, here's all we know so far about In the Dark season 3's release date, cast, and narrative so far.
What Is the Release Date for the Third Season of in the Dark?
CW didn't leave fans of In the Dark hanging when it came time to announce the show's third season, and the show's fourth season renewal followed right after – even before season 3 debuted on the network.
Reports from Deadline state that In the Dark was one of the early renewals that the network announced in January of 2020, and it looks that CW president Mark Pedowitz believes it to be a rather crucial piece of the network's overall jigsaw.
This gives our production teams a head start in sketching out narrative arcs and recruiting personnel for next season, while also providing us with a strong foundation of well-established, fan-favourite CW series to expand on for next season, he said at the time of the renewal announcement.
It's worth mentioning that Season 1 of In the Dark premiered in April 2019, and Season 2 will launch in April 2020, even if the actual date of the show's debut is still up in the air. That being said, the third season may premiere in April 2021, or even earlier.
For the time being, though, we'll have to wait for an official announcement because the realities of television production are still very much in the air for the foreseeable future.
Who are the cast members of the third season of In the Dark?
Unless there are any significant changes to the two key characters that died in season 2, bent officer Dean Riley and criminal leader Nia Bailey, it should be reasonable to anticipate that the majority of the actors will reprise their roles for In the Dark season 3.
Perry Mattfeld will undoubtedly reprise his role as Murphy, while Brook Markham will almost certainly reprise her role as Jess Damon, a Guiding Hope vet and Murphy's roommate. In addition, we're expected to witness the return of Felix Bell (Morgan Krantz), Max Parish (Casey Deidrick), and gang boss Darnell James (Darrell James) (Keston John).
While Murphy's adoptive parents, Hank (Derek Webster) and Joy (Kathleen York), weren't as visible as they used to be throughout season 2, they're expected to make an appearance now and then in season 3.
To be more specific, pretty much every recurring character that is still alive and well has a chance of appearing in season 3. Gene Clemens (Matt Murray), Dean's former colleague, is of great relevance since he learns a slew of critical information during season 2.
The return of Josh Wallace (Theodore Bhat), the IRS agent who becomes entangled in Murphy's hijinks and who found in the season 2 finale that she and her friends are not exactly squeaky clean, will undoubtedly be a highlight of the season.
Pretzel, Murphy's seeing-eye dog, is back for another season, and he's the friendliest and cutest character on the programme. Mattfeld has stated in an interview with Collider that she is looking forward to seeing him again: “Several occasions, I've requested that Pretzel join me for lunch in my trailer so that we could both take a 20-minute sleep at the same time.
At this point, it's bordering on obsession. When I'm away from him, I find myself missing him greatly. Because of Season 3, I'll be able to reclaim him.”
How Does the Third Season of in the Dark Play Out?
Assuming Dean and Nia are no longer alive, and Josiah (Maurice Compte) is no longer a threat, In the Dark has a clear path ahead of it for its third season. Murphy and the group, on the other hand, are likely to encounter several speed bumps along the road.
Gene and Josh each have a different level of understanding regarding the strange things that have been happening in and around Murphy lately. When it comes to seeing-eye dogs, Jess and Felix have both done some fairly weird things that are completely out of character for individuals who purport to deal with them for a job.
Also, there is Murphy herself, whose illicit actions and reckless attitude give the impression that she is only a few steps away from a full-blown, Breaking Bad-style fall from grace. Of course, before that can happen (if it ever does), she'll have to deal with Darnell, who she considers a friend but who also happens to be Nia's younger brother.
He's now in a good position to take over for his sister, and he'll almost certainly have something to say about her tragic murder at the hands of Jess, which he witnessed firsthand. Whatever happens, it's safe to assume that when In the Dark season 3 premieres, fans will be taken on a rollercoaster journey unlike any other they've experienced.