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Owl House Season 3 - Everything You Need To Know

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Created by Dana Terrace, Disney Channel's "The Owl House" tells the story of a girl named Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles), an ambitious dreamer from Connecticut who accidentally travels through a portal to a magical world called the Boiling Isles instead of heading to summer camp. There, she meets "The Owl Lady," Eda Clawthorne (Wendie Malick), an individualistic and talented witch who offers to train Luz in magic as they try to get her back to the human realm. Living at the Owl House with Eda and another roommate, the demonic King (Alex Hirsch), Luz quickly makes herself at home, attending a local magic school where she makes new friends, enemies, and more.

"The Owl House" is a fan-favorite series for a variety of reasons, one of the biggest being that it boasts Disney's first bisexual series lead; Luz and Amity (Mae Whitman), a girl from her school, start a relationship. This is a major accomplishment for kids' animation and is just one example of the medium's constantly expanding LGBTQ+ representation

Season 3 of "The Owl House" is a little different from the rest, consisting of three 44-minute specials. The first, "Thanks to Them," debuted on October 15, 2022, while the last, "Watching and Dreaming," hit the small screen on April 8, 2023. Ready to dive into these final installments? Good — because we're here with everything you need to know about "The Owl House" Season 3.

What is the plot of The Owl House Season 3?

Season 3 of "The Owl House" kicks off with Luz, Amity, Hunter, Willow, and Gus getting pulled back into the Human Realm. Luz's friends are welcomed into her home by her mother, but they seem stuck, as the portal that led them there is now closed. Reaching the Boiling Isles seems impossible at this point, but that certainly doesn't mean they're not going to try. 

In time, the friends find a way to reopen the portal — but a certain someone gets in their way. Then, in Episode 2, "For the Future," Luz and her pals face off against The Collector so that they can save the Boiling Isles. Episode 3, "Watching and Dreaming," brings things to a climactic close with an epic battle against Belos. This titanic fight changes things forever — but change isn't necessarily a bad thing for Luz, who has grown enormously over the course of the entire series. When we bid goodbye to her, she's a brave young woman on her way to college in the Boiling Isles.

Who stars in The Owl House Season 3?

Season 3 of "The Owl House" features the main cast of the series, which includes Sarah-Nicole Robles, Alex Hirsch, and Mae Whitman, as well as Tati Gabrielle as Luz's school friend Willow, Isaac Ryan Brown as her other friend Gus, and Cissy Jones as Eda's sister Lilith. Matthew Rhys returns as Emperor Belos, and Michaela Dietz is back as Vee, Luz's mother.

Season 3 also features Elizabeth Grullon as Camila Noceda, Zeno Robinson as Hunter, and Fryda Wolff as The Collector. A number of other actors fulfill multiple roles, including Anairis Quinones as Duo the Owl and Azua and Roger Craig Smith, who voices a whopping four characters: Jacob Hopkins, Judge, Zoo Dad, and the Counselor.

Who is the showrunner of The Owl House Season 3?

Dana Terrace is the showrunner and creator of "The Owl House." Additionally, she serves as an animator, writer, and producer on the animated series. Terrace has also lent her talents to "DuckTales," where she directed several episodes while working in the animation department. One of 2021's most successful animated flicks, "The Mitchells vs. the Machines," also boasts Terrace on its crew list: She served as a storyboard artist. 

"The Owl House" is Terrace's baby; she seems sad to let it go, but hopeful about the future. "In any case, there are still a lot of awesome TOH episodes left to come out, and all the support IS seen and appreciated. Not only does it support the crew but it encourages studios to take bigger risks on shows coming down the pipeline. And, who knows? Maybe there's a future for the Owl House world if DTV has different people in charge," she wrote on Reddit. Fans can only hope she's onto something.

Where to watch previous seasons of The Owl House

Since "The Owl House" is a Disney project, it's easily accessible on Disney+. The streaming giant has all episodes of Seasons 1, 2, and 3. You can also stream the series in its entirety for free on YouTube.

Some episodes of "The Owl House" are also available on Disney Now, but only a select few: Season 3, Episode 1, Season 2, Episodes 9 through 12, and Season 1, Episode 22, to be specific. Moreover, you'll have to watch ads along the way. Disney XD also airs reruns of "The Owl House," so check your local listings if you're still rocking with cable. If you're looking to own the animated hit, it's available for purchase on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and other platforms where you can buy digital content.

Will there be a Season 4 of The Owl House?

Unfortunately, Season 3 will be the last for "The Owl House." This understandably upsets fans, as it's the shortest yet. Series showrunner Dana Terrace took to Reddit to host an AMA, but did it with a twist: She addressed all the rumors so fans could separate fact from fiction. Specifically, there was wild speculation about why Disney chose to cancel the series ahead of a potential Season 4, and Terrace shed some light as to why it happened. 

Perhaps the biggest theory behind the cancelation of "The Owl House" was because of its LGBTQ+ representation. "While we have had issues airing in a few countries (and are just straight up banned in a few more) I'm not gonna assume bad faith against the people I work with in LA," Terrace said of this accusation. While trying to generalize why "The Owl House" was canceled, Terrace offered up this explanation: "At the end of the day, there are a few business people who oversee what fits into the Disney brand and one day one of those guys decided TOH didn't fit that 'brand.' The story is serialized (BARELY compared to any average anime lmao), our audience skews older, and that just didn't fit this one guy's tastes. That's it! Ain't that wild? Really grinds my guts, boils my brain, kicks my shins, all the things. It sucks but it is what it is."

Could there still be a future for "The Owl House"? Anything's possible, but for now, fans will just have to content themselves with what they have.

How did critics and audiences respond to The Owl House Season 3?

So, how was Season 3 of "The Owl House" received? With excitement, appreciation, and applause, of course. The Mary Sue's Princess Weekes praised the season's success, and warned fans, "You will need your tissues for 'The Owl House' return." The season has also earned a dazzlingly high Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. On Reddit, devout fans unleashed a torrent of love for the show's final installments. Some were understandably sad to see it go, which tinged their appreciation of the excellent final season with sadness. But plenty of other viewers refused to let the show's untimely end touch their joy. Countless threads celebrate Season 3's awesome character designs, pulse-pounding battles, warm-hearted romances, and shocking revelations.

Season 3 of "The Owl House" is a lot shorter than most fans might have hoped for. The fact that it's the show's final season is also a major blow. But no one can deny the series goes out with style.