We’re soon coming up on a year since season 2 of 3% arrived on Netflix. If you’re looking for when season 3 of 3% or perhaps any other news surrounding the series, here’s a guide to everything you need to know about 3% season 3 on Netflix.
For those unfamiliar with the show, 3% is the first Brazillian Netflix Original series which is based on the TV short from 2011. The first season, which released on Netflix globally on November 25th, 2016 and the second season in April 2018 see a group of people vying to become part of the 3% by going through the so-called “Process” in a dystopian future.
3% Season 3 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed as of June 4th, 2018
It took Netflix two months to decide the future fate of the Netflix Original Brazillian series and given the show’s improving review scores and the quality of the series arguably has improved over time.
The announcement came alongside a teaser trailer for the upcoming series which revealed nothing except three characters that will be returning.
Rumors of cancellation since the 3% season 3 announcement
Since the show’s initial announcement of a third season, there have been multiple rumors of the show since being canned.
But over on the consumer-facing site, it still says season 3 is on the way but without the 2019 window that we’re currently expecting.
What will happen in season 3 of 3%?
Caution: spoilers for 3% season 2 follow
Season 2 concludes with the day of the process being erupted with absolute chaos and all of the contestants being and Michele having their plans turned upside down.
As you’ll know Ezequiel was a casualty of the final episode which saw the mixed reaction and even rumors that he’d return for the third season. His death came at a pivotal point with him beginning to confess.
In season 3, Michele will continue her goal of creating another utopian community which will no doubt her recreate the same problems with the first community. The politics of this is especially interesting given that what she’s essentially proposing is a different form of process. As we’ve discovered, The Process is possibly the only thing keeping the inlanders in check.
The dynamic of two societies will be the core of season 3 which will make for probably the most ambitious season yet.
For individual characters, there’s been some great discussion on where each will go and what they’re expected to do in season 3 on this Reddit thread.
Who’s returning for 3% season 3?
Although Ezequiel kicked the bucket in season 2, he may still return for flashbacks but as confirmed in the announcement trailer, Bianca Comparato will be reprising her role as Michele Santana. Likewise, we also see Vaneza Oliveira who plays Joana Coelho and Rodolfo Valente who plays Rafael.
Beyond that, IMDb hasn’t been updated with any further castings for season 3.
Dani Libardi will return to direct season 3
On IMDb, however, we can see that Dani Libardi who was involved with the project all the way from the 2011 TV short will be returning to direct. Earlier in 2019, the director took to Instagram for the acclaimed 10-year challenge to post about her working on the project for so long.
Here’s what the post says in English: “In the pilot set of 3% in 2009 / In the set of the 2nd season of 3% in 2017. 8 years difference. I had less hair, less clothing, more heat and more color. I kept working with what I like.”
We also got some first screenshots of season 3 too where Dani said: “This scene is part of an episode of the third season of 3% on Netflix”.
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Queria lembrar dessa cena linda no provavelmente último #tbt do ano. Essa cena faz parte de um episódio da 2a temporada de 3% na Netflix e é também um clipe, que já tem mais de UM MILHÃO E TREZENTAS MIL visualizações no Youtube (joga “Preciso me encontrar Netflix” no YouTube se você ainda não viu). E milhares de comentários, todos tão elogiosos e carinhosos, coisa tão rara na internet 🌺 Essa cena traz sentimentos muito profundos meus. Eu fico muito feliz, como diretora e artista, de saber que ela se comunica com tanta gente pelo Brasil e ao redor do mundo. Me sinto muito privilegiada de ter ao meu lado uma equipe tão sensível e ao mesmo tempo tão guerreira. E, claro, Liniker, Ilu Obá de Min e todo maravilhoso elenco que fizeram o que mais sabem fazer: brilhar mais do que a via láctea 🌟🌟🌟 Comemoro muito ao ver que a música, a cultura e os talentos brasileiros são celebrados aqui e no resto do mundo. Obrigada @boutiquefilmes e @netflixbrasil pela confiança e toda equipe e elenco por acreditar ❤
A post shared by Dani Libardi (@dani.libardi) on Dec 20, 2018 at 12:30pm PST
When will season 3 of 3% be on Netflix?
There’s been no official release date outside of the 2019 window. Based on previous releases, however, we’re currently expecting 3% season 3 to touch down sometime in summer 2019.
Are you looking forward to more 3% on Netflix this year? Let us know in the comments down below!