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Loudermilk Season 4 - What We Know So Far

The sobriety-centric comedy "Loudermilk" has been on uneven ground since its original network, Audience, abruptly folded before the already completed third season had a chance to air. While Amazon jumped in to at least give those episodes a new home, the critically acclaimed show's future has been up in the air ever since.

"Loudermilk" was created by Peter Farrelly, a director who made his name producing blockbuster comedies such as "There's Something About Mary" and "Me, Myself & Irene" but received Oscar recognition with "Green Book." The show revolves around the titular Sam Loudermilk (Ron Livingston), a music critic and recovering alcoholic who leads a support group. Other central figures include Ben (Will Sasso), Loudermilk's lovable sponsor who has his own struggles with addiction, and Claire (Anja Savcic), Loudermilk's newly sober roommate.

While Season 4 has yet to be confirmed, the show's creators and cast have been vocal about their hopes to continue the story of "Loudermilk," offering fans tons of clues about what might come next. Here is everything out there regarding "Loudermilk" Season 4's release date, cast, and plot.

When is Loudermilk Season 4's release date?

There may not be a release date officially announced for "Loudermilk" Season 4 yet, but plenty of things have fallen into place for the show that could set the stage for another set of episodes. Here are some of the opportunities the show has taken advantage of as well the hurdles it needs to be overcome before Season 4 becomes a reality.

The show didn't have the easiest time reaching viewers when it began its run on Audience, a pay cable channel, but things got even more challenging when the network closed, leaving "Loudermilk" without a home. However, series creator Peter Farrelly saw that as a possible opportunity after Amazon acquired the rights, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "I could not be more pleased that 'Loudermilk' is finding a second life on Prime Video ... [it] deserves to be in the conversation with 'Schitt's Creek' and 'Cobra Kai,' shows that started on one network but found a much wider audience on another."

However, when the show was canceled, Deadline reports, the show's rights reverted to the series creators, but all the actors were released from their contracts. That means there might be a bit more legwork involved in filming Season 4 – although Farrelly remains determined, stating, "We are going to get them back, we are going to do it, we just need to find the right home for it."

These obstacles likely mean that the show won't be back in 2021 – but Season 4 could be possible in 2022.

Who is in the cast of Loudermilk Season 4?

While the exact timeline for a return to the air for "Loudermilk" is not yet known, series creator Peter Farrelly feels confident that he can get all of the key players back on board for another go. Farrelly told Deadline, "Everybody wants to come back and do Season 4."

If that turns out to be the case, fans can expect to see Ron Livingston back as grumpy yet compassionate recovery support group leader Sam Loudermilk. Other principal cast members likely to return include Will Sasso as Ben, Loudermilk's close friend and sponsor, alongside Anja Savcic, who plays Claire, Loudermilk's roommate and sponsee.

While those two characters are Loudermilk's main companions on his adventures in the outside world, a significant portion of the show occurs within the confines of the support group, which includes a rotating cast of characters. One of the most visible is Mugsy, played by Brian Regan, a recovering alcoholic trying to repair his relationships with his eight estranged children. In the same Deadline article that Farrelly noted the cast's willingness to return, he also mentioned that Danny Wattley, who played Cutter in Season 1, would return for a new arc in Season 4.

What is the plot for Loudermilk Season 4?

Farrelly has also offered extensive hints about what kind of story developments fans can expect to see in Season 4 of "Loudermilk." Farrelly told Deadline, "It is the year Loudermilk gets his mojo back. It becomes a huge smash hit in Season 4. And all of a sudden, he is back in the game, people are inviting him to parties, and he is hanging out with real musicians."

Of course, after three seasons of careful sobriety and leading a relatively low-key life, success and readmittance to a more glamorous mode of living come with their own challenges. Farrelly said, "Now the question is, will he have time for that sad, sad group he has been babysitting for the last three years? Will he be able to maintain the sobriety now that he is back in the fast lane?"

If Season 4 becomes a reality, it sounds like Loudermilk will face the most severe threats to his mental health and sobriety that he has seen yet. It could even see the main character bouncing from his highest high so far to potentially his lowest low. Whatever the case, Farrelly has said the story doesn't stop there because "We want to do Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7."

The creators of "Loudermilk" have a fully formed journey waiting for its characters – here's hoping they get the chance to share it with fans.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).