American Soul season 3: BET renewal status, potential release date and cast

Tom Llewellyn

Season 2 of hit drama series American Soul has just concluded on BET, but fans are already wondering if and when the show will return for season 3.

To millions of Americans, the music-dance television show ‘Soul Train’ was a staple part of their childhood.

The show was created by Don Cornelius and it’s safe to say that both his own life and the show’s creation is an incredible story – which is why it’s television adaptation, American Soul, is so popular.

Season 2 of the drama-thriller series may have only just concluded on BET, but fans of the show are already wondering if and when it will return for a third instalment.

Will there be an American Soul season 3?

However, fans of the series shouldn’t panic just yet, it’s become common for producers and networks to stay a bit quieter than usual regarding renewals because of the pandemic. Whilst there is a lack of information currently on the future of American Soul, we think that the show will eventually be renewed for a third season.

The series is one of the few scripted shows on BET and season 2 has done okay in terms of ratings/viewership, scoring a 0.14 rating and 619,000 viewers on average. Although this is a 13% drop in ratings compared to season 1, it is a 6% increase in viewership and we doubt BET will want to stop this momentum going into a third season.

We are expecting a formal announcement concerning the future of American Soul within the coming weeks, so we will keep you updated as soon as information is confirmed by either the network or production team.

When will season 3 be released?

Although, based on the 15-month production cycle for the second season, fans can expect the series to return in July-2021.

However, playing devil’s advocate, we could see the show being delayed for a few extra months because of the pandemic. American Soul is filmed in locations across Georgia, a state that has seen a steady increase in coronavirus cases. So, a more realistic prediction for a season 3 premiere would be fall-2021.

Who will be in season 3?

At the time of writing, we are expecting much of the cast from season 2 to return for the third season – if the show is indeed renewed by BET.

As always, we will bring you updates on the future of American Soul when information is officially confirmed by either the production team or BET.

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