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Goliath Season 4 Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

It's been almost two years since Amazon Prime aired the third season of their hit legal drama "Goliath." The show follows Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), a disgraced lawyer who loses his job at a successful firm. He begins taking on low-level cases before earning a potential shot at redemption. The show has been airing on Amazon Prime since 2016, with new seasons debuting every one to two years. 

Since its third season, however, fans have been pining for news on the next chapter of "Goliath." This is especially true after Season 3's dramatic cliffhanger ending. Luckily, there is some news regarding the future of the show. Some promising rumors also point towards Season 4 releasing in the near future. While there isn't very much concrete info regarding plans for the next season of "Goliath," we can take what we know and predict what will probably happen. Let's get into the details for Season 4.

Updated August 11, 2021: This article has been updated to reflect new information about the release date of "Goliath" Season 4 and the new cast members who will appear in it.

When will Goliath Season 4 come out?

Shortly after the end of Season 3, the official "Goliath" Twitter announced the development of the series' fourth and final season. However, the account gave no specific dates for when to expect this concluding batch of episodes. On top of that, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed production significantly over the past year. It wasn't until December 2020 that Billy Bob Thornton was even seen on set, according to The Daily Mail. That said, December was almost 10 months ago, so it's time for an update.

According to Deadline, "Goliath" is officially heading back to Amazon Prime Video this fall, with the first episodes of Season 4 premiering on September 24. Since that date seems likely to hold, fans can expect to close out the saga of Billy McBride and his complicated legal career before the year is out.

Patience on the part of "Goliath" fans is about to finally pay off.

Who will be in Goliath season 4's cast?

It seems like most of the show's regular cast will return. This includes Billy Bob Thorton (Billy McBride), Tania Raymonde (Brittany Gold) and Nina Arianda (Patty Solis-Papagian). This is good news for "Goliath" fans, who have no doubt fallen in love with these characters (and others) over the past three seasons.

In addition to this, however, "Goliath" is also adding a few new names to its roster — and big ones at that. According to EW, Season 4 will see the arrival of two new characters played by J.K. Simmons and Bruce Dern. In this season, Simmons and Dern are set to play George Zax and his brother Frank, respectively. George is the head of a large pharmaceutical company while Frank is "the scientific genius and ostracized black sheep of the Zax family." They are expected to be the new villains of this upcoming season. 

Simmons and Dern aren't the only newcomers, however, and will be joined by the likes of Haley Joel Osment, Jena Malone, and Clara Wong (via Variety). Osment and Wong will play other members of the Zax family, while Malone portrays the managing partner of a law firm.

What will happen in Goliath season 4?

The end of Season 3 of "Goliath" kept fans on the edge of their seats. Protagonist Billy McBride was shot and left bleeding at the hands of Diana Blackwood (Amy Benneman). With the fate of McBride called into question, fans are quite uncertain of how season 4 will play out. It's easy to assume that McBride might survive due to Thornton's alleged presence on the set of "Goliath," but nothing is certain until the show debuts.

As previously stated, J.K. Simmons and Bruce Dern are joining this season's cast. This opens plenty of room for speculation as the possibility of McBride's death calls many potential plot threads into question. How are the show's remaining characters going to come into conflict with the Zax family, and how will they oppose these new antagonists? 

Thankfully, all of these questions will be answered once Season 4 finally hits the small screen on Amazon Prime in just a few short weeks.