What's next for Big Mouth in season 3? Netflix's acclaimed animated comedy premiered its second season on October 5 to a slew of wildly positive reviews. The first season proved to be a hidden gem for many; while its crude set-up turned off many viewers, the show won over over others thanks to its surprisingly deft and honest portrayal of the horrors of puberty. Co-created by long-time friends and collaborators John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, the show was inspired by their own individual adolescences and stars a bunch of celebrated comedy stars, from Jenny Slate (Venom) to Jason Mantzoukas (The House) to Maya Rudolph (Forever). As of the writing of this post, Big Mouth season 2 has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes – certified fresh – and a ranking of 88 on Metacritic.
The series has received great write-ups for its crude but brutally honest take on adolescence, literalizing the horrors of growing up through the puberty monsters that plague the kids and encourage them to explore their sexualities and made questionable life decisions. In Big Mouth season 2, the show dug deeper into how society makes growing up even harder, with hilarious but highly relatable takes on birth control, toxic masculinity, bisexuality, and slut-shaming. They even dedicated an entire episode to supporting Planned Parenthood, a move that Nick Kroll's character notes in-episode will probably garner some controversy.
As the show gets more ambitious, it's clear we're only in the early days of Big Mouth. Here's everything you need to know about season 3.
Last Updated: November 18, 2018
Big Mouth Has Been Renewed For Season 3
Big Mouth has officially been renewed for season 3 by Netflix, with 10 more episodes given the green light. A promo announcing the season 3 renewal promised that things are going to get "even messier" as puberty continues to wreak havoc on those poor middle-schoolers.
Like its streaming service contemporary BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth is a critical darling, it’s reasonably inexpensive to make and has a growing fan-base. Netflix are also working to have 50% original content on their platform and remain hesitant about cancelling original shows. The ratio of original shows cancelled to ones renewed is unlike anything on traditional television networks.
When Will Big Mouth Season 3 Be Released?
Like BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth has a quick turnaround between seasons. Typically, a season premieres, the show is renewed a month to six weeks later, and a new season is ready to watch around the same time twelve months later. Big Mouth pulled off this feat between seasons 1 and 2, and its seasons are only 10 episodes long, so the episode order is smaller. The chances are that Big Mouth fans won’t have to wait as long for new episodes as fans of Rick and Morty or The Venture Bros: expect season 3 in fall 2019.