After over a year of waiting patiently, fans of Absentia could see season 3 returning sooner than they think!

Absentia is an American thriller drama television show directed by Oded Ruskin (Beauty and the Baker) and starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Patrick Heusinger (Gossip Girl).

The show tells the story of FBI agent Emily Bryne who is found in a cabin six years after she is declared dead in absentia. She returns home to find her husband is remarried before she herself is implicated in a string of gruesome murders.

Season 1 of Absentia premiered in 2018, with the second season releasing in mid-2019. We have known that the show was getting a third instalment for a while, but new information hints that it could be sooner-rather-than-later.

Absentia season 3: Renewal status

  • To the delight of many fans, we can confirm that Absentia season 3 is on the way.

The announcement that the show had been renewed for a third season came back in September 2019.

It seems like Amazon are going to support the show into the future but of course, this is all down to the audience size and feedback from the upcoming season 3.

Speaking back in 2018 on the shows second season renewal, Vernon Sanders from Amazon Studios said: “‘Absentia’ really resonated with our Prime Video audience who were enthralled by the thrilling storyline and complicated characters.”

Absentia season 3: Release date

  • Absentia season 3 is set to premiere on July 17.

This has delighted many fans, who didn’t expect a third instalment to release until October / November 2020.

Only at the start of June, the actors and production crew were posting to social media about filming wrapping up – meaning the turnaround must have been insane.

“Hey #absentia @AbsentiaSeries fans, we just locked episode 309 and are staring at the finish line of 310 which looks AMAZING! Hang tight because Season 3 is coming!” – Lead actor, Will Pascoe.

Hopefully, this means that Amazon is looking to really invest in Absentia and in which case, could be planning ahead for a fourth season already.

Absentia season 3: Storyline

With regards to the possible storyline for Absentia season 3, there isn’t any public information but many fans can make reasonable assumptions based on how season 2 ended.

Emily needs to process what happened with Alice and the group also needs to finish the job – which itself will present new challenges.

Could the storyline also revolve around the new characters? TV Series Finale report that Geoff Bell and Josette Simon have joined the cast. Bell will portray a member of an international criminal organization whilst Simon will play a former instructor at Quantico and MI5/MI6 agent.

Both season 1 and season 2 of Absentia are available on Amazon Prime Video and check back in on this page for updates on the release date for season 3!

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