“P-Valley,” the acclaimed Starz drama series, is gearing up for its highly anticipated third season. Created by Katori Hall and based on her play “P***y Valley,” the series has captivated audiences since its debut in 2020. As fans eagerly await the return of the show since the season 2 finale in August 2022, we bring you the latest updates on what to expect from the upcoming season.
The Journey Back to The Pynk
A Look at What’s to Come
“P-Valley” has been celebrated for its empathetic portrayal of marginalized groups and its rich, character-driven narrative. Set in Chucalissa, Mississippi, the series follows the lives of characters intertwined with The Pynk, a local strip club. The ensemble cast includes Brandee Evans, Elarica Johnson, Nicco Annan, and Shannon Thornton, among others.
Season 3 Confirmed
The Renewal Announcement
The good news arrived in October 2022 when it was officially confirmed that “P-Valley” would return for a third season. Katori Hall expressed her gratitude and excitement on Instagram, emphasizing the show’s significance as a love letter to underrepresented communities in the American South.
The Cast for Season 3
Most of the main cast is expected to return for the third season, bringing back beloved characters like Mercedes, Uncle Clifford, and Miss Mississippi. However, Elarica Johnson (Autumn Night) will not be returning, citing her character’s completed arc as the reason for her departure.
Challenges in Production
Impact of the Writers’ and Actors’ Strikes
The production of “P-Valley” season 3 faces significant delays due to ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes. Hall has emphasized the necessity of writers on set, causing a halt in filming until the strikes are resolved. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) are currently negotiating with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
Filming and Release Plans
Initially, Gail Bean (Roulette) revealed on the Pour Minds podcast that filming was scheduled to start in the summer of 2023, with a 2024 release. However, due to the strikes, there is no confirmed filming start date or release date for the third season. The resolution of the strikes will heavily influence the premiere timeline.
I am also a member of the #DGA, whose #AMPTP contract begins negotiations TODAY. Overlapping issues abound and we shall see how these stories end. As a writer I strike with a sense of radical dignity — that our work must be valued for the magic it is. #WGAStrong #WritersStrike
— Katori Hall (@KatoriHall) May 10, 2023
What Fans Can Expect
Episode Count and Storyline Prospects
Season 3 is set to feature 10 episodes, matching the count of season 2. Fans can expect more gripping and insightful storylines that delve deep into the lives of the characters and the challenges they face.
Waiting for a Resolution
The length of the writers’ and actors’ strikes remains uncertain, affecting the production schedule of “P-Valley” season 3. Fans are hopeful for a resolution and a return to The Pynk in the summer of 2024, but as of now, only time will tell.
A Bittersweet Wait
The anticipation for “P-Valley” season 3 is palpable, with fans eager to dive back into the drama and complexity of The Pynk. Despite the setbacks and delays, the show’s renewal promises more captivating stories from a series that has resonated deeply with its audience. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for the latest updates on this compelling series.