Once upon a time, viewers rarely had to worry too much about Netflix originals getting cancelled. While some did get the axe, it felt almost like Netflix policy to give shows multiple chances. Recently, however, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed that he thinks the streaming service needs to go for more cancellations, and so we've had to worry about the futures of some of our favorites. Luckily, we can stop worrying about F is for Family, which has officially scored a renewal order for Season 3. We can thank star and co-creator Bill Burr for breaking the news:
Season 2 hasn't actually been out for that long, all things considered. The ten episodes of the second season only became available on May 30. Sure, a month is plenty of time to watch and rewatch the entire series several times, but Netflix could have had us waiting and wondering for much longer. The renewal for Season 2 didn't come until four months after the first season aired. Bill Burr's tweet about the renewal was certainly good news for those of us who have already been burned by Netflix's two big unexpected cancellations.
Unfortunately, the announcement of the renewal didn't give a clue of when we might be able to expect Season 3 to become available. All six episodes of Season 1 debuted back in December of 2015, and we had more than a year to wait before we got Season 2, although we did get a longer season out of it. Still, I have to hope that we won't have to wait another 16 months before we gets Season 3. That's a long time to go before we get more of the Murphy family in all their 1970s glory.
F is for Family is produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Television and stars Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry, Haley Reinhart, and Sam Rockwell. The show is apparently quite a labor of love for Burr, who created the show to capture the characters and stories that he experienced as a child. It was a project he long wanted to do, and the product is a pretty hilarious animated series.
Of course, it's not the most politically correct series, and it's definitely not for any who have a no tolerance policy for swearing. In fact, if you're watching in public, wearing headphones is probably a good idea. We can bet that Season 3 will be every bit as raunchy as the first two.
Join me in crossing fingers that we'll get even more episodes in Season 3 than in Season 2. If you've already streamed F is for Family and are ready for something else, our 2017 Netflix premiere schedule can give you some ideas. Now, a moment of silence for those unfortunate Netflix series that were not renewed and didn't land a last-minute special to provide closure.