Wait… is Reservation Dogs done forever? The third season of Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi‘s hit coming-of-age drama-comedy finished airing on September 27, 2023, leaving fans curious about what’s to come.
The series follows four Indigenous teenagers — Elora, Bear, Cheese, and Willie Jack — and their lives living on a reservation in Oklahoma.
The friend group develops a new bond after the death of their friend Daniel. Throughout the series, each character navigates grief, life changes, and new adventures.
Season 3 saw the friends return home from California after a road-trip-gone-wrong, and welcomed several ambitious storylines, such as Elora’s reconnection with her estranged father and Bear’s attempt at survival after being stranded in The Golden State with no food or money.
Now, it’s time to say goodbye. What do we know about the future of Reservation Dogs? Will there be another season of the popular FX series? Here’s everything you need to know.
Will There Be A Reservation Dogs Season 4?
Sorry, folks! There will not be another season of Reservation Dogs. Prior to the release of the latest season, the show creators and FX confirmed that it would be the third and final season of the hit show. But don’t get things twisted, the coming-of-age series wasn’t canceled. In fact, Harjo and Waititi made the call themselves.
While speaking with Variety in August, Harjo said, “It’s a story that had an ending… It’s a story about people going through transition, and specifically kids going through a very transitional moment and grief. I just don’t think that lasts forever. I think that we’re meant to be with them during this transitional time. To me, the show’s too important to drag out.”
Ahead of the release of Season 3, FX and Harjo shared the dreadful news. “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,” wrote the network in a press release.
FX continued to say it would be “difficult to say goodbye.” However, they expressed support for the show creators’ “decision to end the series in a way that will cement its legacy.”
In an Instagram post, Harjo called the choice to end the show “difficult,” but insisted that it was the “correct decision creatively.” Though, not all hope is gone. Harjo expressed interest in continuing the storyline elsewhere.
“It’s not meant to evolve into some other story,” Harjo told Variety, “I think that’s what we would have to do to keep the show going, it would have to be something else.” But for now, he says the story has come to an end.
Thankfully for viewers of the show, it’s been a rewarding journey!