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In The Dark Season 4 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

The third season finale of "In the Dark" aired on Oct. 6, meaning it's time to start wondering about the fourth season. Fortunately, fans do know the fourth season is coming, since The CW issued the show an early renewal back on Feb. 3 (via Decider). That means there's definitely more on the way — that is, more dark crime dramedy focused on the blind, alcoholic, emotionally immature, sex-addicted protagonist named Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) and her gang. Yes, this cynical 20-something has a lot going on, and that included initially solving a murder ... but later, also got her involved in things like money laundering, blackmailing, searching for a missing person, breaking and entering, and getting to know the criminal underworld. Eventually, Murphy even became a fugitive from justice.

In fact, the show has changed a lot since its early days, with plenty of plot twists and chaos driving the action. If you're one of the viewers waiting to find out Murphy's fate in the next season, you might want to understand what's in store when the show returns. And if you're not up to speed — yet, that is — you might want to catch the third season of this underrated series, now that it has dropped on Netflix. Here's what we know.

When is the release date for In the Dark season 4?

When The CW renewed "In the Dark," it announced the fourth season as part of its 2021-2022 TV season, which started in September and runs to summer next year. Each of the show's three seasons, of 13 episodes apiece, has debuted about a year apart. The show launched on April 4, 2019 (according to IMDb),with the second season starting on April 16, 2020 and the third season arriving after a short, possibly COVID-19-influenced delay on June 23, 2021. If the show stays on schedule — and there's no reason to think it won't, given that it has already gotten its renewal — it should bow in late spring or early summer 2022. As with previous seasons, fans can expect to see it on Netflix starting in the fall after its complete broadcast run.

That gives people plenty of time to catch up with all three seasons on Netflix. The fact that the most recent season just arrived there has caused the series to trend into Netflix's Top 10, making it likely to be the most talked-about TV show at your gym this week. You might as well be prepared, right?

Who is in the cast of In the Dark season 4?

Season 3 of "In the Dark" featured Mattfeld as Murphy, Brooke Markham as Murphy's best friend Jess Damon, Casey Deidrick as Max Parish, Theodore Bhat as federal agent Josh Wallace, Keston John as Darnell Jones, Morgan Krantz as new main best friend Felix Bell (she admitted as much in the last episode to date, finally), and Matt Murray as police officer Gene Clemens. Oh, plus we can't forget Pretzel, Murphy's guide dog, played by Tripp – he remains the most likable character in the whole show. Viewers should expect most or all of these characters to return.

In Season 4, new characters may also arrive to liven the scene. It's probably too early in the production process to know for sure who will get added to the cast, either as guest or recurring stars, though. 

The show was created by Corinne Kingsbury, who acts as executive producer alongside Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn, Nicholas Weinstock, Michael Showalter, and Emily Fox.

What will the plot be for In the Dark season 4?

In Season 4, Murphy may be called to account for her crimes, given that she's languishing in jail at the end of the final episode of Season 3. She's taken all the blame, but it's hard to imagine that the police, corrupt as they may be, are going to be able to make anything stick, given that she's blind and the investigation, such as it is, includes many irregularities. She and Jess — and frankly, a lot of people in her little group — have some work to do on themselves and also their relationships with others, especially given that Murphy just put herself in custody so they could live their lives normally. 

It's possible that fans could see a chastened Murphy in future episodes, but what fun would that be? "In the Dark" definitely likes to keep fans guessing, so you can expect plenty of twists and turns next season no matter which storylines the show chooses to explore.