The last episode of Central Park Season 2 aired on April 8, 2022, and since then we have been eagerly waiting for Central Park Season 3, but when will the next season of the musical animated series be released? Here is everything we know so far about Central Park Season 3.
Created by Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith and Josh Gad, Central Park story is told through the eyes of a fourth wall-aware busker narrator, and it revolves around a family that lives in Central Park in New York City and has to save it from a greedy land developer who wants to buy up all the land in Central Park and turn it into more condos, stores and restaurants to get back at the world.
The first season of the animated series was released back in 2020 and received consistently positive reviews from both viewers and critics. It was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award two years in a row. The series, which tackles the theme of urbanization of green spaces, was particularly praised by viewers. Without much ado, let’s get straight to the news about Central Park Season 3.
Central Park Season 3 Release Date
The renewal of Central Park Season 3 was announced even before the premiere of the 2nd season on June 25, 2021. In March 2021, we already learned that there will be the 3rd season of our favorite animated series. But when will Central Park Season 3 be released? Hold on tight… the musical animated series is returning! The next season of the animated series is set to premiere on September 9, 2022. Also, Apple TV has graced us with a trailer for Central Park Season 3. Check out the official trailer here:
What will be the plot of Central Park Season 3? It looks like entrepreneur Bitsy Brandenham will continue to scheme in her attempt to buy the park. At the same time, the Tillman family will have to overcome new obstacles, such as Paige’s little sister Abby, who arrives in the city and tries to become an actress.
Here are the cast members of Central Park who will return in Season 3:
Leslie Odom Jr. as Owen Tillerman
Stanley Tucci as Bitsy Brandenham
Kathryn Hahn as Paige Hunter
Titus Burgess as Cole Tillerman
Kristen Bell as Abby
Emmy Raver-Lampman as Molly Tillerman
Daveed Diggs as Bitsy’s assistant Helen
What Happened to Central Park Show?
Talented actress Kristen Bell lent her voice to the character Molly Tillerman in Season 1 of Central Park. However, in 2020, the actress announced her exit from the Central Park show amidst the burgeoning social justice movements in response to the murder of George Floyd. The character of Molly is biracial, and Bell decided to leave in order to allow a better representation of the role.
“After reflection, Kristen along with the entire creative team recognizes that the casting of the character of Molly is an opportunity to get representation right – to cast a Black or mixed-race actress and give Molly a voice that resonates with all of the nuance and experiences of the character as we’ve drawn her,” Bouchard and Co. said in a statement about the situation.
To that end, actress Emmy Raver-Lampman, Allison Hargreeves of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, was cast to voice Molly in Season 3. However, it was recently announced that Bell will return to the animated series. Since her character was replaced by Raver-Lampman, Bell will lend her voice to a new character named Abby, Paige’s sister.
Where Can I Watch Central Park Animated Series?
You can watch the Central Park animated series on Apple TV.