Welcome to the world of “The Afterparty,” where mysteries, hilarity, and unanticipated turns lurk around every corner. Fans’ anticipation for the third season of this popular series is palpable. With a cast that keeps us speculating and a plot that holds our attention, “The Afterparty” has become essential viewing for fans of both comedy and mystery. In this article, we’ll explore what we know about Season 3 of “The Afterparty” to pique your interest for the impending season.
Will There Be a ‘The Afterparty’ Season 3?
Fortunately, the show’s anthology structure lends itself to many more seasons. Season 1 occurs at a high school reunion, while Season 2 takes place at a family wedding. Therefore, Season 3 could be anything! According to a recent statement by co-creator Chris Miller to GamesRadar, the show’s creative team is not actively working as a result of the WGA strike.
However, he shared, “There is a lot in reserve and we have a lot of plans. As the globe expands, you never know who might appear, which allows for more fun.”
Even though Apple TV+ has not formally announced The Afterparty Season 3’s status, it appears to be in the works. Considering the series’ critical acclaim, this may not come as a surprise, but there was a time when the team only envisioned one standalone season.
So when The Afterparty was given the opportunity to continue, Miller told GamesRadar, “We wanted to build on what we had done previously, which meant leaning into different genres and styles and pushing that further with more confidence.”
Based on these remarks, Season 3 is likely to feature even more inventive storytelling. There will likely be a mixture of returning actors and newcomers. Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, and Zo Chao reprised their roles as Detective Danner, Aniq, and Zo, respectively, during Season 2, but the rest of the ensemble consisted primarily of new performers, so Season 3 could feature anyone.
Due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, it is more difficult to predict when The Afterparty will return to television.
According to the show’s creative team, production has ceased; in contrast, Season 2 production began shortly after Season 1’s conclusion. This may mean that The Afterparty Season 3 will return a little later than usual, but that just gives you more time to envision the next installment’s ideal cast or genre choices.
How Does ‘The Afterparty’ Season 2 End?
Each episode of the second season demonstrates that the Minnows, the Zhus, and the couple’s acquaintances all had motives for killing Edgar. Hannah (Anna Konkle), Edgar’s adopted sibling, was in a secret relationship with Grace, so it could have been her.
Edgar’s business partner Sebastian (Jack Whitehall) may have desired Edgar’s death due to their divergent viewpoints on how to manage their venture. After Edgar declined to invest in his baobing food truck, even Grace and Zo’s father, Feng (Ken Jeong), had a bone to pick with Edgar.
Edgar’s mother Isabel (Elizabeth Perkins), who believed he was trying to kill her and accidentally switched the poisoned drink, and Ulysses (John Cho), the Zhu sisters’ funcle (fun uncle, yay!) and Feng’s half-brother, were ultimately held accountable.
At the wedding afterparty, he was observed suspiciously shuffling glassware behind the bar, evidence that he could have poisoned Edgar. And he did, though not on purpose. Ulysses was attempting to remove Feng from the equation so he could be with his one true love, Feng’s wife Vivian (Vivian Wu).
‘The Afterparty’ Season 3 Could Follow Danner’s Cast
A year later, Aniq and Zo visit ex-detective Danner at a Hollywood studio, where he is now the director of the adaptation of Xavier’s (Dave Franco) murder, appropriately titled “X Marks the Murder Spot.” Gemma Chan as herself portraying Zhoe, Jaleel White (who’s engaged to Danner!) as Aniq (a nod to him being called Urkel by Ike Barinholtz’s Brett), Elijah Wood portrays Ben Schwartz’s Jasper, Keke Palmer portrays Danner herself, and a mention as well as an image of Daniel Radcliffe as Xavier all make cameo appearances in the episode’s final moments.
Not only are the stars of Danner’s film entertaining surprise cameos, but their casting is spot-on, and they could be more. It would be brilliant if the third season focused on fictionalized versions of these actors. It could both poke fun at and pay tribute to Scream 3, in which actors from the Stab franchise were roped into Ghostface’s schemes.
The mixing of genres could be based on their previous acting experiences, and the afterparty could be modeled after the closing party that productions have after filming is complete. Danner would need the assistance of Aniq and Zo to solve the mystery if a homicide occurred there, which would force her back into the business of solving crimes.
Where to Watch Afterparty?
Season 3 of “The Afterparty” is exclusively available on Apple TV+. With its captivating blend of comedy and mystery, this series promises fans yet another round of twists and laughter.
“The Afterparty” Season 3 promises to keep viewers at the edge of their seats, blending comedy and mystery in a thrilling narrative. With prospective plans in the works and innovative ideas on the horizon, the future of the show appears bright. Strikes have hindered production, but the series has received critical acclaim, leaving space for more inventive storytelling. As viewers anxiously await the return of this one-of-a-kind program, they can anticipate a mix of returning and new cast members, ensuring a fresh and exciting experience. Stay tuned for another enthralling season exclusive to Apple TV+.