When Netflix announced the release of ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die,’ many people were wondering: who would possibly be interested in watching a docu-series on the football club of Sunderland? Well, turns out, a lot of people would. Upon its release on December 14, 2018, the show received a tremendous response from the audiences, and the critics lauded its honest portrayal of the ups and downs of the 2017-2018 season, which marks the club’s first season after relegation from the Premier League. Positive reviews poured in from all directions, leading to the show being renewed by Netflix for Season 2, which released in April 2020.
Now since fans are done binge-watching the second season, they’re anticipating the show’s return for a third round. Well, here’s everything we know about ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ season 3.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die Season 3 Release Date
‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ season 2 premiered in its entirety on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, on Netflix.
Here’s what we know about season 3. If we look at the increasing popularity of seasons 1 and 2, the show has a high chance of getting recommissioned by the network for a third season. However, the production company Fulwell73 has confirmed that the filming hasn’t commenced yet. Still, producer Leo Pearlman said that the makers want to maintain the connection with the fans but considering the club’s condition as of now, something positive has to transpire on the field, for them to return. If that happens soon, we expect ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ season 3 to release sometime in 2021, on Netflix.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?
Since it’s a documentary series, it features footballers and members associated with the club, including some footages of fans in and out of the stadium.
Season 2 features 2018-2019 season squad Jon McLaughlin, Max Stryjek, Anthony Patterson, Adam Matthews, Bryan Oviedo, Glenn Loovens, Alim Öztürk, Tom Flanagan, Jack Baldwin, Will Grigg, Duncan Watmore, George Honeyman, Charlie Wyke, Aiden McGeady, Josh Maja (left midseason), Chris Maguire, and many others. It also features Charlie Methven, then Sunderland’s executive director; Jack Ross, then manager; and club owner Stewart Donald.
If the show does get renewed, we might see the return of Stewart Donald, owner of Sunderland A.F.C. Manager Jack Ross was sacked by the club in 2019 and has been replaced by Phil Parkinson. Therefore, Phil might feature in season 3. Except for a few departed players, the whole squad might star, alongside some new additions.
What can Sunderland ‘Til I Die Season 3 be About?
The second season picks up from the end of season 1. After being relegated to League One, the show follows the team as they strive to make a comeback from their second relegation. We see the club’s blunt director Charlie Methven, who has a terrific screen presence by the way, delivering a motivational speech to the members, reminding them of the higher-stakes involved in the season. It ends with the club’s unfortunate defeat in the play-off final against Charlton Athletic at Wembley, where the Black Cats suffer a 95th-minute strike, getting stuck in the League One to endure another season, much to the disappointment of the fans.
In season 3, we can expect to see the club’s new manager Phil Parkinson, training and guiding the team, as they struggle to climb up the ladder from League One to Championship, to retrieve their club to its former glory, one step at a time. It might also feature interviews of the players, and the club’s owner Stewart Donald.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die Trailer
As we wait for an official update on ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ season 3, check out the trailer for season 2!
Sunderland 'Til I Die season 2 arrives on April 1st. Looking forward to finding out how this one ends… 🙃 pic.twitter.com/SEBYjgic6c
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 18, 2020
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