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Evil Season 3 - What We Know So Far

Get ready for even more psychological thrills, because "Evil" is coming back for Season 3. The show follows priest-to-be David Acosta (Mike Colter), forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers), and skeptical tech expert Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) as they investigate claims of demonic possession for the Catholic Church while questioning how the lines between science and religion account for the everyday evils of modern life. Created by husband and wife duo Michelle and Robert King (who are also behind "The Good Wife" and "The Good Fight"), the show's first season aired on CBS before moving to the streaming service Paramount+ for Season 2.

This news of the renewal came just three weeks after "Evil" Season 2 began airing on the streaming service after the sophomore season was delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans can look forward to plenty more strange, satisfying episodes when Season 3 premieres — here's what to know about the third installment.

Updated February 24, 2022: This article has been updated to include Season 3's release window.

Does Evil Season 3 have a release date?

While the making of "Evil" Season 2 was delayed for several months due to the ongoing pandemic, Hollywood filming has become slightly more normal in comparison to 2020, so Season 3 seems to be on schedule to premiere in a timely manner during 2022. Accordingly, show co-creator Robert King tweeted in November 2021 that production had begun, sharing a few behind-the-scenes photos. 

Then, Paramount+ announced during a Television Critics Association presentation that "Evil" Season 3 is on track for a release during the summer of 2022, though they have yet to specify an exact date or month.

The first two seasons consist of 13 episodes each, so one could presume that Season 3 will feature the same amount of episodes (13 being the unholy number that it is). The show will release on streaming service Paramount+.

The Kings will return as showrunners and executive producers, with the show being produced by CBS Studios and King Size Productions. Other executive producers include Liz Glotzer, Rockne S. O'Bannon, and Nelson McCormick. 

Who is in the cast of Evil Season 3?

We can expect all of the main cast to return for Season 3. This includes the core trio of Katja Herbers as Kristen, Mike Colter as David, and Aasif Mandvi as Ben, as well as other regulars, such as Christine Lahti as Kristen's mother, Sheryl Luria, and Michael Emerson as the main protagonists' villainous and possibly demonic enemy, Leland Townsend.

Also certain to return are the young actors who portray Kristen's four daughters: Brooklyn Shuck as Lynn Bouchard, Skylar Gray as Lila Bouchard, Maddy Crocco as Lexis Bouchard, and Dalya Knapp as Laura Buchard. Meanwhile, Kurt Fuller will likely return as Kristen and Sheryl's therapist Dr. Kurt Boggs. Sadly, veteran character actor Peter Scolari (who plays Bishop Thomas Marx) passed away while Season 2 was airing, so he will leave a big, comedic hole in the cast going forward. Clark Johnson will likely return as Father Amara, a key authority figure within David's church.

What is the plot of Evil Season 3?

At its core, "Evil" consists of two plots: The "demon-of-the-week" cases, in which David, Kristen, and Ben investigate supernatural phenomena, and the show's larger mythology and more character-driven storylines, which develop and change over each season.

"Evil" Season 2 is more character-centric than the first season. Benefiting from the move to Paramount+, which places it outside the purview of the FCC, it follows its leads to some dark places — Kristen killed a serial killer (Darren Pettie) who threatened her daughters at the end of Season 1, while David is struggling with doubts ahead of his ordination, and Ben is being visited by a strange demon at night. 

Along the way, they investigate a potential plan to corrupt future generations by tampering with IVF treatments, while figuring out their own personal beliefs in the realms of science and religion. Season 2 ends with David's ordination and almost immediate abrogation of his vows with ... Kristen, so that's one cliffhanger that will definitely have to be resolved.

Season 3 will certainly continue featuring exciting new cases, as the characters dig deeper into the show's mythology and confront their own inclinations toward evil.