Loudermilk is an American comedy series that first premiered on October 17, 2017, on Audience Network. The show is created by Peter Farrelly, American director and producer, best known for his work in ‘Dumb and Dumber’ and Bobby Mort, the writer behind ‘The Colbert Report’.
The story of the show is based in Seattle but the actual shooting for the series is done in Vancouver and other parts of British Columbia. The show with its rising popularity has joined the list of other successful projects of the Audience Network that includes the likes of ‘Mr. Mercedes’, ‘Condor’, and ‘You Me Her’. The show revolves around a young song critic who’s a recovering alcoholic and also a substance abuse counselor. He is somewhat misanthropic, meaning that he dislikes people to the best of his ability.
The first few episodes focused mainly on one theme – a substance abuse counselor who is in fact, abusive to everyone. Although, as the episodes continue, we are introduced with further layers of the characters and the show gradually starts to grow on us. The comedy would seem a little too obvious initially, with a predictable protagonist using his grumpy nature to entertain the audience. But, as the story-line develops, the audience is surprised with the smart and strategic plot that goes deeper than it originally met the eyes.
The first two seasons of the show was well-received. Now, the question arises: will there be a Loudermilk Season 3? We will delve into that question, but first let’s quickly look into the details of the series.
Loudermilk Cast: Who’s in it?
Ronald Livingston, better known for his role as Peter Gibbons in ‘Office Space’, plays the lead character, Sam Loudermilk. Sam is a grumpy anti-social man who dislikes people but at the same time, helps them recover from their addiction. He is mostly called by his last-name ‘Loudermilk’ and rarely as Sam.
“Whether it’s his blunt attitude or no-nonsense approach to life, fans have fallen for Sam Loudermilk,” said Daniel York, senior executive VP at AT&T.
Will Sasso, a former podcaster on ‘Ten Minutes Podcast’, had previously worked with the creators Peter and Bobby in the classic reboot of ‘The Three Stooges’, and once again joined the team with his role as Ben Burns in the show. Ben is Loudermilk’s best friend as well as a sobriety sponsor. He is effectively sweet, which tones down the rough edges of his best-friend but is never gullible or naive.
Anja Savic (‘Extraterrestrial’ and ‘Holistic Detective Agency’) plays the character of Claire. Claire is one of the main female leads and an intriguing character in the rehab. Loudermilk is forced to save her because of the priest who gives his support group free meeting space. The other female co-lead is Alison, Loudermilk’s neighbor, who initially found him hard to tolerate but gradually developed a close bond with him. Alison is played by Laura Mennell, known for her performances in ‘The Man in the High Castle’ and ‘Watchmen’.
Apart from the main leads, who most probably will be returning for season 3, we also have some recurring side characters like Toby Levins as Carl, Mark Brandon as Reardon, Timothy Webber as Ed, Viv Leacock as Stevie, Jackie Flynn as Tony, Brendan McNamara as Tom Blitt, Anna Galvin as Jane Wilkes, Mat Fraser as Roger, Brian Regan as Mugsy, Danny Wattley as Cutter and Eric Keenleyside as Father Michael.
Loudermilk Plot: What is it about?
The show in its first episode introduces us to the sour and bitter Sam Loudermilk, a former music critic whose life and career had taken a bad shape due to his alcohol addiction. He is somehow rebuilding his life with the help of his best friend Ben and his sponsored rehab group, where he works as a counselor. He is met with a hard spot when the priest asks him to build a connection with a young addict Claire. He agrees to it unwillingly, as he might lose his free meeting space for the support group if he denies.
He does everything in his ability to help Claire (who is literally living on his couch) solve her deep-seated issues, only to realize that some problems require more time and are harder to fix than the others. Ultimately, tired from her couch crashing attitude, he wants her gone but is bribed by her mother to do otherwise.
A new member Tom is introduced to the group and is quickly taken under the wings of Cutter, another group member, who tries his best to test the patience of Tom. While Tom is struggling with Cutter, Loudermilk receives a call from his alcoholic father. The emotional call opens some forgotten but deep wounds for Loudermilk. By the end of season 1, the audience finds out a shocking truth about Ben that makes Loudermilk wonder if he even knew his best friend all along.
In season 2, after a major relapse in New Orleans and hampering his relationship with his best friend, Loudermilk is having a hard time getting his life back on tracks again. He comes to Seattle and meets his ‘sober friends’ from the group that has already been hijacked, he brushes up his writing skills and ventures into a new messy relationship.
There is no official update for the plot of season 3, but the audiences are hoping to see Loudermilk once again return with his bitter exterior. Thought this time, with a less dysfunctional and more sorted approach towards life.
Loudermilk Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Loudermilk season 2 premiered on October 18, 2018, on Audience Network.
The show first premiered on October 17, 2017, on Audience Network and became a viewers’ favorite instantly. The 10 half-hour episodes of season 2 were once again a huge hit among the audience and on December 18, 2018, the show was commissioned for season 3.
“I couldn’t be happier going back to work on the third season of Loudermilk. I’m working with hilarious and talented actors on the most writer-friendly network in town,” said Peter Farrelly.
“I can’t wait to dive back into Sam Loudermilk’s world and the dysfunctional family of misfits he’s surrounded himself with,” said Mort.
Loudermilk season 3 was initially supposed to release around October 2019, but now, it will most likely release sometime in March 2020 or later.
There is no official trailer for Loudermilk season 3, but you can catch the dark comedy’s trailer of season 2 below –
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