‘Goliath’ is a ground-breaking legal drama that is the first Amazon Prime original to have received a straight-to-series order of eight episodes. It first landed on the platform on December 1, 2015. Despite change of showrunners in the beginning, the series managed to make a comeback and has remained as one of the most-watched shows on Amazon.
Created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, the story chronicles the journey of one hard-pressed lawyer who is on his quest for redemption. His only goal is to provide justice to those who need it while working in a system that increasingly favors the wealthy, powerful, and privileged strata of society.
The show has had three remarkably successful seasons so far. Now the question is, will there be a ‘Goliath’ Season 4? We will delve into that question, but first, let’s quickly look into the details of the series.
Goliath Cast: Who is in it?
Golden Globe winner Billy Bob Thornton stars as the protagonist Billy McBride, a super talented and diligent lawyer, who is also the founder of Cooperman McBride, alongside his partner Donald Cooperman. The firm was a huge success until McBride left it when a suspected murderer ended up slaying his whole family. Thornton is best known for his roles in ‘Monster’s Ball’, ‘Fargo’, ‘A Simple Plan’, ‘Friday Night Lights’, ‘Armageddon‘ and ‘Sling Blade’.
Nina Arianda plays Patty Solis-Papagian, a DUI lawyer and McBride’s close associate who delivers him his first major case. Arianda’s notable credits include performances in ‘Stan and Ollie’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’.
Tania Raymonde stars as Brittany Gold, a prostitute and a part-time legal assistant for McBride. Diana Hopper plays Denise, McBride’s 16-year-old daughter.
Joining the cast in season 3 are Dennis Quaid as Wade Blackwood, Amy Brenneman as Diana, Ana de la Reguera as Marisol Silva, Beau Bridges as Roy Wheeler, Griffin Dunne as Gene, Sherilyn Fenn as Bobbi, Shamier Anderson as Anton, Julia Jones as Stephanie, and Graham Greene as Littlecrow.
Season 4, when it happens, is expected to feature the lead cast reprising their original roles, with additional new faces playing prominent supporting characters.
Goliath Plot: What is it about?
In season 3, we follow McBride as he gets entangled with a rogue almond farmer, Wade Blackwood and his sister, Diana. In an attempt to deliver justice to his friend, he plunges into the world of federal crime.
The story begins with Diana Blackwood brutally murdering Littlecrow just before her son Anton and then disposing of the body. Diana is then confronted by Littlecrow’s daughter Stephanie and although the former denies the accusations against her, the latter vows to avenge her father’s death.
McBride takes matters into his own hands and starts following the mother-son duo and discovers that the Blackwoods had been stealing water from tunnels — a discovery that forms the basic background of the case against the criminals. He confronts Wade but the accused puts the entire blame on his sister. However, McBride manages to find evidence and Wade is compelled to make a settlement for $500 million.
Another big reveal in season 3 is when mayor Marisol Silva is found involved in some illegal business, which Denise publishes in the LA Times. Also, Patty becomes pregnant and meets her biological mother. Toward the end, we follow Diana as she starts exacting revenge on those who had wronged her. In the final scene, she holds McBride at gunpoint and shoots him, leaving him to die while bleeding out on the road.
So, the season ends on a major cliffhanger. We still don’t know if McBride is alive or dead and the fourth season is expected to give fans some definitive answers.
Goliath Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Goliath’ Season 3 premiered on Amazon Prime Video in all its entirety on October 4, 2019. The third season comprises a total of eight episodes.
As far as a renewal goes, in November 2019, Amazon Studios announced that it has picked up the show for a fourth and final season. One of the most binged and popular original series on Amazon, Goliath’s renewal arrives as a great bit of news for fans.
Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, shared the news of renewal, saying, “Goliath has been one of our most popular shows ever on Prime Video, and we’re so thankful to Billy Bob, Larry, Geyer, Jennifer, Steve, and the entire Goliath team for bringing this series to life. We’re happy that our customers around the world will have a chance to see Billy McBride bring this final chapter to a close on Prime Video next year.”
Executive producer Lawrence Trilling added, “I’m thrilled we get another season to tell Billy McBride’s story. Our latest case tackles a timely global crisis that impacts an entire generation, and we will be adding some exceptional talent to our already amazing cast. I’m so grateful to everyone at Amazon for their support of the show. Jennifer, Steve, and Geyer have been dream partners, Billy Bob is a constant inspiration, and I’ve been blessed to work with a stellar cast and crew.”
So, yes, we are getting yet another season of ‘Goliath’ in the coming months. Although Amazon has not released an official air date yet, our educated guess is that ‘Goliath’ season 4 will most likely release sometime in October 2020.
While we wait for an update on ‘Goliath’ Season 4, check out the season 3 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet, head over to Amazon Prime Video to catch up on all the episodes of the previous seasons.
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