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La Brea Season 3 - Everything You Need To Know

There's always room for more time travel TV show shenanigans, as NBC's sci-fi series "La Brea" so vividly illustrated throughout its first two seasons. While the show has garnered a bit of a mixed reception among critics and viewers, it has nonetheless crafted a dedicated following — and those fans are likely champing at the bit for more information on the upcoming third season.

"La Brea" Season 3 is gearing up to be a culmination of the entire saga up to this point surrounding the central group that got flung back in time, and certain reports indicate that it may also be wrapping things up as the final season of the show. Based on early plot information, however, it's clear that "La Brea" is keen on ending with a bang if this really is the end for the series. Here's all the available information that fans should know about "La Brea" Season 3.

What is the release date for La Brea Season 3?

It seems that fans of "La Brea" are going to have to wait a while longer to watch its third season, as no release date for the next installment of the series has yet been announced. Based on a report from Deadline, filming for Season 3 commenced in March 2023, so it's quite possible that the production could wrap up and the season could air in 2023, but nothing is guaranteed at this point in time.

It's worth noting that "La Brea" is facing some behind-the-scenes changes in the lead-up to Season 3, particularly with regard to cast contracts and episode count. The Deadline report suggests that NBC has anticipated a television-wide talent strike in the wake of the current WGA, DGA, and SAG-AFTRA contracts expiring, and has thus renegotiated with the "La Brea" cast for an abbreviated season that could be as short as six episodes. Furthermore, the lead actors have taken the offer of being released from their contracts after Season 3, suggesting that it would likely be the final season of the show.

What is the plot of La Brea Season 3?

"La Brea" Season 3 is set to pick up on the massive slew of lingering plot threads that the Season 2 finale left in its wake. That bombastic episode saw the group making yet another escape attempt out of 10,000 B.C., only for the portal to go haywire and send Eve to some unknown time period. Plenty of other stuff happened too, like Gavin dying and then getting brought back to life and Veronica announcing that she's pregnant.

Per an interview between NBC Insider and showrunner David Appelbaum, Season 3 will be continuing each of these plot points and more. Lucas and Veronica will face the difficulties of the latter having a pregnancy in a time period without modern medical conveniences, Scott will uncover the bizarre mystery behind the young girl Petra and the mysterious organization she was involved with, Gavin will learn more about his long-lost sister, and, of course, it will be revealed just where (more accurately, when) Eve has ended up this time.

Appelbaum spoke about the status-quo-altering freshness that Season 3 will bring. "There will be different variations of that as we go through, different conflicts between different characters," he explained. "Our survivors will find themselves living in different places. Similar themes, but lots of fun twists on the ideas we've been grappling with from the beginning. If you've been a fan of the show from the beginning, you'll appreciate what we're doing as we get into Season 3."

Who is starring in La Brea Season 3?

There may be quite a few changes coming in terms of narrative, but "La Brea" Season 3 is set to continue forward with pretty much all of the main characters who survived Season 3 and their respective actors. That includes Natalie Zea as Eve, Eoin Macken as Gavin, Chiké Okonkwo as Ty, Zyra Gorecki as Izzy, Jack Martin as Josh, Veronica St. Clair as Riley, Rohan Mirchandaney as Scott, Lily Santiago as Veronica, Jon Seda as Dr. Velez, Josh McKenzie as Lucas, Nicholas Gonzalez as Levi, and Tonantzin Carmelo as Paara. Michelle Vergara Moore, who starred as Ella throughout the first two seasons, is unlikely to return following her character's demise late in Season 2.

As for new faces, there's little information available on who might be joining the leading cast for this third and potentially final installment of the series. However, based on early plot details, it seems that Asmara Feik's Petra will factor heavily into the future of the show.

Who is showrunning La Brea Season 3?

Just as with its first two seasons, the third season of "La Brea" will once again see the series' creator David Appelbaum serving as showrunner. Those unfamiliar with Appelbaum may recognize some of his major past credits in TV. The creative has worked as a producer on numerous episodes of "The Mentalist," "NCIS: New Orleans," and "The Enemy Within."

Based on an interview between Appelbaum and TV Fanatic from January 2023, the showrunner has been crafting ideas for post-second-season installments of "La Brea" for some time. "We're plotting season 3 and got ideas deep into the future," he said. "As far as putting a specific end date on the show, I've never wanted to do that. We've always had ideas for future stories, but we want to stay fluid because it's the kind of show that can evolve, grow, and stay on for a long time."

Where to watch previous seasons of La Brea

Ahead of the premiere of "La Brea" Season 3, some fans may be hoping to catch up on episodes of the show they missed or just give the series a good old-fashioned rewatch to refresh their memory of what has happened so far. Fortunately, there's a couple of different places that viewers can access the series — both digitally and physically.

Thanks to its status as an NBC series, both Season 1 and Season 2 of "La Brea" can be watched in their entirety as part of a regular subscription to the streaming service Peacock. Those who would prefer to digitally purchase individual episodes of the series can also find options to do so through Amazon Prime Video, the iTunes store, and Vudu. As for physical options, "La Brea" Season 1 is available to purchase on both DVD and Blu-Ray, while Season 2 will receive its own physical edition on June 6, 2023.