The OA, a sci-fi project created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij for Netflix, has quickly become one of the most outlandish and creative shows on television.
Season one arrived seemingly out of nowhere in late 2016, and season two, which had been eagerly awaited, finally premiered in the spring of 2019 to even more in-depth discussions on Reddit and lavish accolades.
(To begin with, we’ve featured it on our list of the top science fiction shows premiering in 2019 and have dubbed it the best television show of 2019 thus far.)
The OA, starring Marling as a once blind lady who meets telepathic octopuses and talking trees and rhythmic dancers on her multidimensional adventure, is totally bonkers. Still, it leaves viewers wanting answers to all sorts of perplexing problems.
At Thrillist, we’re not only curious about the whereabouts of Prairie, Homer, Dr Hap, and the rest of the Simpsons cast across universes, but we’re also eager to know the latest updates on the production of Season 3.
Find out all we know about The OA: Season 3 so far down below. (Warning: There will be spoilers.)
Please explain why the OA was terminated.
Considering that The OA was planned to run for five seasons and that Netflix does not disclose audience numbers, the decision to cancel the show is surprising. Other Netflix original programmes have also been cancelled recently, including Tuca & Bertie.
In July 2018, before filming had begun on Season 2 or Netflix had even officially announced its involvement, Holland told IndieWire that the programme had always been intended as a multi-season endeavour. Specifically, “she said,” “she said,” “The OA is wonderful…
When Brit [Marling] and Zal [Batmanglij] offered us a five-season storyline, we were immediately ecstatic; the actor who played the villain, Jason Isaacs, is one of the most recognisable in Hollywood.
Dr Hap reiterated this strategy in a March 2019 conversation with us. The plans were apparently put on hold since Netflix was no longer as enthused.
The Oa Season 3 Cast
If Season 3 of a programme on Netflix ever gets released, there are a few regulars that we really hope would be around. News has reached us that Brit Marling will be taking up the role of Prairie. Additional recurring cast members for The OA’s third season are as follows:
- Emory Cohen as Homer Roberts.
- Phyllis Smith as Betty “BBA” Broderick-Allen.
- Scott Wilson, as Abel Johnson.
- Alice Krige as Nancy Johnson.
The Oa Season 3 plot
There is an endless number of possible outcomes that could have occurred throughout the show’s hypothetically continued seasons.
Showrunners were looking forward to filming Season 3 when the series abruptly ended after only two episodes, so it’s possible they’ll come back to it in the future.
Maybe further off in the future, like a Gilmore Girls or Twin Peaks sequel. Here are some potential plot points for Season 3:
A new season has begun somewhere in the multiverse, and we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of it! Few could have foreseen where the second season would go, even if dedicated fans theorised a lot about it. Due to this, speculating on the plot of Season 3 is challenging.
As Prairie has learned that she, Dr Hap, and Homer are a “cosmic family,” she will likely continue her efforts to beat him while still travelling with them and Homer. In the three alternate universes we’ve seen so far, I
Everything from the meta-Brit-Marling-the-actress world in the last chapter, to the areas they keep returning to, seem to be connected or referenced in some manner.