It’s been almost a year since The Outlaws season 2 premiered in the United States in August 2022, and if you’re wondering whether the comedy crime thriller is returning for a season 3, then you’ve come to the right place! Continue reading below to find out the fate of the critically acclaimed British series and discover whether you’ll ever see your favorite characters again.
Will there be season 3 of The Outlaws?
Yes, there will be season 3 of The Outlaws. In March 2023, the BBC — the broadcaster of the show in the United Kingdom — officially announced that the series is returning for a third season.
Two months later, in May 2023, The Outlaws co-creator Stephen Merchant confirmed the show’s season 3 renewal in a statement: “After the overwhelming response to the first two series, I’m delighted to be bringing back our lovable band of miscreants for more misadventures. Audiences have really taken the characters to their hearts, so I can’t wait for them to see what hot water we’ve thrown them into this time.”
Merchant added that he’s “thrilled” to be filming the new season in his hometown of Bristol once again. “I expect I’ll be welcomed with a ticker-tape parade. It didn’t happen in the previous series, but I put that down to COVID”, he shared.
Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC, also issued a statement, confirming The Outlaws‘ season 3 pickup. Petrie said: “We couldn’t be happier to have The Outlaws back in our lives. Stephen and the team have delivered a fantastic set of scripts for the third series (season), and we can’t wait to see the incredible cast bring them to life for BBC viewers to enjoy.”
Mark Linsey, President of Scripted at BBC Studios Production added: “The Outlaws series (seasons) one and two have been a great success with audiences globally and we are very pleased to be working again with the talented Stephen Merchant and the team at Big Talk to bring the hilarious band of criminals back for another series (season).
What is The Outlaws about?
Co-created by Stephen Merchant and Elgin James, The Outlaws follows a group of strangers who are forced to work together to complete a community service sentence. Set in Bristol, England, the first season of the comedy-drama series centers on a group of strangers from different walks of life who are all sentenced to community service together. As the group works together, they begin to form bonds and learn more about each other’s lives. They also find themselves drawn into a dangerous criminal conspiracy.
The Outlaws is co-produced by BBC One, Big Talk Productions, and Four Eyes Entertainment. The show is helmed by executive producers Merchant, Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice, and Kate Daughton. Merchant, along with John Butler, and Alicia MacDonald has directed episodes of the show.
The Outlaws season 3 plot
Plot details on The Outlaws season 3 are very limited, but the BBC previously released a synopsis for the new season, which reads: “With crime boss The Dean behind bars awaiting trial, The Outlaws are moving on with their lives – until one of their own returns with a deadly secret, hurling them back into mortal danger. As a murder manhunt closes in on the gang, can they prove their innocence before The Dean’s case collapses and he comes looking for revenge?”
The Outlaws season 3 cast
The following actors are confirmed to reprise their roles in the upcoming season:
- Stephen Merchant as Greg Dilliard
- Rhianne Barreto as Rani Rekowski
- Gamba Cole as Christian Taylor / Benjamin Eastfield
- Darren Boyd as John Halloran
- Clare Perkins as Myrna Okeke
- Eleanor Tomlinson as Lady Gabby
- Jessica Gunning as Diane Pemberley
- Charles Babalola as Malaki
- Tom Hanson as Spencer Fitzwilliam
- Claes Bang as The Dean
Is Christopher Walken in The Outlaws season 3?
Christopher Walken played American conman Frank Sheldon in seasons 1 and 2 of The Outlaws. But the actor’s participation in season 3 is not clear, as his name is not included on the list of actors that will return for the new season.
How many episodes of The Outlaws are there on BBC?
The Outlaws currently has 12 episodes: six episodes during its first season and six episodes during its second season. Once the third season is released in its entirety, the show’s episode count will jump to 17. According to WhatToWatch.com, The Outlaws season 3 will only have 5 episodes, making it the show’s shortest season ever.
The Outlaws season 3 release date
The Outlaws season 3 doesn’t have an exact release date yet. But in May 2023, the show’s production crew and cast were spotted filming in the Bristol Harbour area, and in Clifton, Bristol, as well as the seafront at Weston-super-Mare in England.
The Outlaws season 3 trailer
Production for the third season of The Outlaws is not done yet. So, the show has yet to release a trailer for its upcoming season. But you can check out the trailers for the show’s past season below:
Is The Outlaws worth watching?
The Outlaws has been praised by critics for its humor, its suspense, and its performances. It has been compared to other British comedy-drama series such as The Thick of It and Peep Show. The series has also been commended for its diversity, with a cast that includes actors from different ethnic backgrounds.
If you are a fan of British comedy dramas, then you will definitely want to check out The Outlaws. It is a funny, suspenseful, and heartwarming series that explores the power of redemption.