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What To Expect From The Kominsky Method Season 3

Here's what we know so far about Netflix's plans for The Kominsky Method season 3, including its possible release date and story details.

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Here's what we know so far about season 3 of Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method. Created by iconic TV producer Chuck Lorre, the acting-themed series stars Michael Douglas, who won a Golden Globe award for his performance in The Kominsky Method season 1. The Kominsky Method season 2 premiered in October 2019.

In The Kominsky Method, Douglas plays famous Hollywood acting teacher Sandy Kominsky, while Alan Arkin portrays his best friend, talent agent Norman Newlander. During The Kominsky Method season 2, Douglas’ character worries about romance and health, along with his daughter’s relationship with an older man. Norman is looking for peace of mind after his wife’s death, but continues to speak to (and see) his dearly departed. 

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The Kominsky Method season 2 builds to a climax that involves Scientology, manipulation, and an important chat between two long-time pals. Given the top-tier performances and strong comedic writing, more episodes seem inevitable. Here’s what to expect from The Kominsky Method season 3. 

The Kominsky Method Season 3 Renewal

Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method Season 2 Netflix

The Kominsky Method season 2 premiered on October 25, 2019. Netflix typically waits three to six weeks before making official renewal or cancellation announcements after new season premieres. For context, Netflix waited two months before ordering The Kominsky Method season 2 after the initial series premiere. Moving forward, it seems likely that the streaming service will greenlight The Kominsky Method season 3 by the end of 2019.

The Kominsky Method Season 3 Release Date

Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method season 2

Assuming the main cast is good to go (Douglas and Arkin aren’t exactly young men - a recurring joke on the show), The Kominsky Method season 3 will presumably release in 2020. If the Netflix series is renewed in 2019, the existing production schedule will likely stay the same. We’ll predict that The Kominsky Method season 3 will premiere on Friday, October 23, 2020. 

The Kominsky Method Season 3 Story Details

Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas The Kominsky Method Season 2 Netflix

The Kominsky Method season 2 ends with Sandy’s daughter Mindy (Sarah Baker) gently taking control of the acting studio. She’s worried about her father’s erratic behavior, which is the natural result of his declining health. As for Norman, he learns about Scientology from his grandson (Haley Joel Osment), only to discover that $1.5 million has been stolen from L. Ron Hubbard’s organization.

For The Kominsky Method season 3, Sandy will probably try his best to resume a relatively normal schedule, but will be forced to take a step back from work and focus on other things. In that case, a renewed romantic subplot involving Lisa (Nancy Travis) will undoubtedly be part of The Kominsky Method season 3. Meanwhile, Norman’s character arc could be used for a tragicomic angle. All signs point towards Sandy’s agent accepting his grief and life purpose, which may lead to a bittersweet moment at some point during The Kominsky Method season 3. Then again, it's Sandy who talks about his legacy and what will happen when he’s gone, so Lorre and company may flip the script. It all depends on whether Netflix wants to continue the story beyond The Kominsky Method season 3, or wrap things up. 

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