Freeform’s newest series, Cruel Summer, began airing on April 20th but when is episode 3 released and how many episodes are there in total?

Cruel Summer is the newest arrival to Freeform and promises to be one of the must-watch TV shows of the coming weeks.

The series began airing with a two-hour double bill on April 20th, 2021 and fans have been left well and truly hungry for more.

But just when is episode 3 of Cruel Summer released and how many episodes will there be in total?

Cruel Summer on Freeform

Cruel Summer arrived on Freeform with a two-hour premiere special on April 20th, 2021.

The series, which is set simultaneously in 1993, 1994 and 1995, tells the story of Jeanette Turner a nerdy wannabe who is befriended by Kate Wallis, the most popular teen in their small Texas town.

However, not long after the pair meet, Kate goes missing without a trace and is feared dead.

Jeanette’s fortunes change dramatically after Kate’s disappearance as she takes the missing girl’s place as the most popular teen in town before eventually becoming a social outcast.


When is episode 3?

  • Episode 3 of Cruel Summer arrives on Freeform at 10pm ET on Tuesday, April 27th.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait weekly for new episodes of Cruel Summer with new one-hour instalments airing each Tuesday.

As well as airing on Freeform, fans can also catch episodes of Cruel Summer on Hulu on Wednesdays with episode 3 scheduled to arrive on April 28th at 6:01am ET and 3:01am PT.


How many episodes in total?

  • Cruel Summer will consist of 10 episodes in total.

That’s right, according to Cruel Summer’s IMDb page, the series will feature a total of 10 episodes, a series length that is becoming increasingly popular in the world of TV.

Providing one new chapter arrives each week from April 20th, and no two-part specials, Cruel Summer will likely continue to air weekly on Freeform until June 15th.


Cruel Summer began airing on Freeform on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 with new instalments also arriving on Hulu on Wednesdays.

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