Season 3 of La Brea has been announced, although it could be the show’s final season. The premise of the sci-fi drama, which began on NBC in September 2021, soon separated itself: it contains the unforgettable beginning of a giant sinkhole erupting directly amid Los Angeles, pulling people into the dangerous climate of 10,000 B.C.
As the rest of the world tries to figure out what occurred, the series follows the family of Gavin Harris (Eoin Macken), including his daughter Izzy (Zyra Gorecki), his estranged wife Eve (Natalie Zea), & son Josh (Jack Martin).
According to Deadline, NBC has ordered a third season of La Brea. The renewal is supposedly for six episodes, much less than season one’s ten episodes and La Brea season two’s 14 episodes.
The decreased episode count is attributed to the potential of a writers/actors strike, and the third season could be the show’s final season. Although NBC has yet to confirm the story, it has been reported that the cast was offered a release from the show in exchange for agreeing to cut their minimum contractual guarantees to six episodes. It would free up the actors for other projects.
Why a New Writers Strike Could Happen
A writer’s strike could occur for a variety of reasons. Even though there are a lot of shows to go around (nearly 600 scripted series by 2022’s estimate), episode counts are significantly shorter than in the past. Most shows have fewer than ten episodes, with some having six to eight.
Shows are also frequently heavily creator-driven, as in HBO’s teen drama Euphoria, where creator Sam Levinson scripted every episode of season 2. It means writers have fewer opportunities to be recognised and compensated for their efforts.
Other factors at play include the minimum wage not keeping up with inflation and authors being required to submit pitches (and several revisions of those pitches) without compensation. The most serious concern is how streaming has harmed residual payments.
Because streaming measurements are kept secret, it’s difficult to determine how much anyone who worked on the series should be paid, even if the show appears to be quite successful. In essence, the writers are advocating for more equitable and transparent remuneration. A widespread strike is possible if an agreement is not reached by May 1, when the present agreement expires.
Everything We Know About Season 3 of La Brea
Eve and Gavin jumped into a sinkhole before La Brea season 2 returned from its winter finale. As a result, they departed in 1988 to reunite with their children in the far more perilous 10,000 B.C. The showrunner and executive producer, David Appelbaum, has also hinted at a few surprises concerning Lucas (Josh McKenzie); the character steps up to protect others.
Other survivors will face similar difficulties in their clearings. Given the sci-unpredictable fi’s nature and the fact that there are still several episodes to go, the state of play will most certainly change before the third and maybe last instalment.