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QB1 Season 4 - What We Know So Far

For three seasons, "QB1: Beyond the Lights" has been telling compelling true stories of high school seniors on the cusp of achieving their football dreams. The documentary series created by executive producer Peter Berg, who directed "Friday Night Lights," follows three high school quarterbacks through their senior year and their attempts to gain the interest of a major college football team.

Since its beginnings on Go90 as a web series and eventual migration to Netflix, the documentary series has chronicled the success and failures of nine athletes, all of whom managed to achieve their dream of landing a significant college scholarship. Two of those players, Justin Fields and Jake Fromm, even ended up continuing their careers and making it to the NFL. The series has earned a reputation for high-quality storytelling and an honest assessment of the rigors, physical and emotional, that top-tier athletes endure reaching the highest echelons of a demanding sport.

Fans had no reason to believe there wouldn't be a Season 4 of "QB1: Beyond the Lights" ... however, more than a full calendar year has passed without any new episodes. That said, there have been some hints that a new season is on the way. Here is everything we know about the release date, cast, and plot of "QB1: Beyond the Lights."

What is the release date for QB1: Beyond the Lights Season 4?

While sources have reported that progress has been made on "QB1: Beyond the Lights" Season 4, Netflix has yet to announce a release date. However, going by the show's previous season premieres, fans can at least make some educated guesses as to when they might see some of the nation's most talented high school football stars vie for a scholarship.

As noted by fans on Reddit, viewers of previous seasons of "QB1: Beyond the Light" expected to see Season 4 premiere in August 2020, which would have been a year after Season 3 first aired. However, since that time has come and gone without any news, fans need to either revise their expectations or prepare for the worst.

Since there has been no announcement about Season 4's release date, it seems unlikely that the show will arrive even another year after the expected 2020 release date, which would be in August 2021. However, the first two seasons of "QB1: Beyond the Light" premiered in February of the year they were released, so there is still a chance that they might arrive in Winter 2022.

Who is in the cast of QB1: Beyond the Lights Season 4?

Each season prior to Season 4 has followed three high school football players as they try to secure a scholarship with a prestigious university program in the hopes of propelling their career towards the NFL. While Netflix has not confirmed the three athletes filmed for Season 4, reports coming in from around the country seem to indicate who will be the focus of attention for the new episodes of "QB1: Beyond the Lights."

An article for the Independent Florida Alligator revealed that Downrange Production, Inc had begun gathering footage of Eastside High School football star Anthony Richardson in Gainesville, Florida. After Richardson's involvement was confirmed, rumors on Reddit and Twitter started circulating about future University of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, joining the show. Finally, The Florida Times-Union reported that Carson Beck, a senior at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida, had also been a subject of a documentary crew associated with "QB1: Beyond the Lights."

While nothing can be sure until Netflix finally releases Season 4, fans can be reasonably confident that these three student-athletes and their respective teams will be the focal point of the upcoming episodes.

What is the plot of QB1: Beyond the Lights Season 4?

A typical season of "QB1: Beyond the Lights" takes a look at the lives of student-athletes on and off the football field. By following a the players through all their challenges, the show provides a complete portrait of the young stars' personal and academic obstacles while documenting some of the biggest games of their young careers.

While the episode-to-episode plotlines of the three athletes featured in Season 4 of "QB 1: Beyond the Lights" Season 4 are still unknown, the long production period does give some hints as to what they are working towards. When Anthony Richardson was featured in the Independent Florida Alligator, he was already committed to the University of Florida. ESPN reports that Bryce Young committed to USC but later decommitted to join the prestigious University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Last, Dawg Nation notes that Carson Beck ended up signing with the University of Georgia football program.

Considering the fact that those players are all now established at university football teams for the post-high school careers, "QB1: Beyond the Lights" may choose to spend more time following them after they graduate. However, it seems that at this point, fans would just be happy to see whatever was filmed in preparation for the Season 4 premiere they expected in 2020.