This summer, the third season of FX’s “Reservation Dogs” arrives on our screens, and the show follows four Native teenagers in rural Oklahoma who spend their days committing crime… and fighting it.
In the third season, they find themselves stranded in Cali and have to figure out their way back home. After making it back to Okern, Elora considers the idea of college. Bear comes across a conspiracy theorist named Maximus, Willie Jack grows more invested in healing her community and Cheese, well, he still lives with his grandmother, who’s not his grandmother. Meanwhile, the aunties, uncles and elders explore their pasts and try to heal old wounds.
“Reservation Dogs” is co-created by Sterlin Harjo (“Love and Fury,” “Barking Water,” “Four Sheets to the Wind”) and Academy Award winner Taika Waititi (“Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Our Flag Means Death,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “What We Do in the Shadows”) and executive produced by Harjo, Waititi and Garrett Basch (“What We Do in the Shadows,” “The Night Of”). “Reservation Dogs” is produced by FX Productions and stars Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis, and Lane Factor.
The third season arrives on Hulu on has been revealed by the show’s co-creator, Sterlin Harjo, on social media that the third season will be the last, saying:
“That’s a difficult line to write and a more difficult decision to make. However, it’s the correct decision creatively for the show. I always knew what the end of this story would be, I just didn’t know when it would arrive. As we continued to break stories and write scripts this season, it became clear to the producers, Taika and me that the season three finale is the perfect series finale. When we came up with the idea for Reservation Dogs, I didn’t think the show would ever get made, but thankfully it did.
The first and most basic idea for us as Native people, was to show the world that Native humor and Natives are funny. Almost all television and film depictions about Native people are most inaccurate. And most of them have been untruthful. It has been a gift to us to show the world a different perspective of Indigenous people and our culture. Most important of all, it has been a dream to collaborate and make a show that is entirely written by, directed by and stars Native people. These are our stories, and they represent our people. We know it’s an enormous responsibility and we don’t take that lightly.
It has been an incredible experience to have the show embraced so lovingly by the audience and TV critics. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from producer Garrett Basch, as well as John Landgraf, Nick Grad, Kate Lambert and everyone at FX and Hulu. Our experience with them has been exceptional and we’re excited to develop new shows with them once things get up and moving again. There are so many people to thank — our amazing writers, directors and crew and all the people of Okmulgee, Tulsa and the great people of the Muscogee Nation.
As for our beautiful cast, especially Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-a-tai, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor, you are the Rez Dogs and this show wouldn’t have been the same without you. Reservation Dogs has been a privilege. Although it’s the end of this story, it’s likely you will see Elora Danan, Bear Smallhill, Willie Jack, Cheese Williams and other characters in the Rez Dogs universe show up in other stories to come. Until then, Mvto. Love you bitch,”
“People throw around the words historic and groundbreaking far too often and without merit: Reservation Dogs is worthy of those superlatives. Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi created one of the most important TV shows ever made. They gave the world a wholly unique, original, and honest portrayal of Native people—one that has never before been seen in television or film.
We support Sterlin and Taika’s decision to end the series in a way that will cement its legacy. We, along with our partners at Hulu, are forever grateful to the producers, writers, directors, cast, crew and the Native land and communities in eastern Oklahoma who collaborated to make this masterpiece. While we’re sad to see the show come to an end, we’re excited for Sterlin, Taika and Garrett Basch to continue to tell stories for FX. And Rez Dogs fans, we hope you share our
The first two seasons are available to stream now on Hulu in the United States, on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ around the world. The third season is coming to Hulu on August 2nd 2023, no international release date has yet been revealed for the third season.
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