HBO renews Somebody Somewhere for Season 3

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Great news for the Illinois production community. HBO announced today that the critically acclaimed comedy series Somebody Somewhere has been renewed for a third season.

In season two, we followed Sam (played by Bridget Everett), a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggling to fit the hometown mold. Grappling with loss and acceptance, singing was Sam’s saving grace and lead her on a journey to discover herself and a community of outsiders who don’t fit in but never give up, showing that finding your people, and finding your voice, is possible. Anywhere. Somewhere.

Season two reminded us that families are hard, even the fun ones. Sam and Joel (Jeff Hiller) have settled into a comfy routine. But nothing stays the same forever.


Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President HBO and Max Comedy Programming noted: “We’re thrilled to announce the third season of the honest and impactful Somebody Somewhere. Nothing makes us smile quite like this show, which never fails to remind us that life is made up of the small moments, that family can be chosen, and that dreams don’t have deadlines.”

Rolling Stone hailed season two of Somebody Somewhere as “laugh-out-loud funny” and described Everett’s performance as “hypnotizing.” The Boston Globe declared the series as a “revelation” that “exudes compassion” with a “nuanced take on the every day.” 

The Daily Beast called it “TV’s sweetest slice of life” with “performances that will break your heart and heal it all over again.” Vulture highlighted its “authenticity” and them. called it “quietly powerful.” Season one was a “2022 AFI Television Program of the Year” and Peabody Awards nominee. 

The Season 2 cast included: Bridget Everett (Sam), Jeff Hiller (Joel), Mary Catherine Garrison (Tricia), Murray Hill (Fred Rococo), Jane Brody (Mary Jo), Mercedes White (Tiffani), Kailey Albus (Shannon), Meighan Gerachis (Irma), Tim Bagley (Brad), Jennifer Mudge (Susan), and Barbara Robertson (Darlene).

Somebody Somewhere is co-created & executive produced by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen; starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett; executive produced by Carolyn Strauss for Mighty Mint, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Mel Eslyn for Duplass Brothers Productions, and Tyler Romary; produced by Shuli Harel. The series is written by Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Bridget Everett, Rachel Axler and Lisa Kron, and directed by Jay Duplass, Robert Cohen and Lennon Parham.

Somebody Somewhere was filmed last May in the Illinois towns of Lockport, Lemont, and Naperville. No news on when production will begin or a target premiere date as we have entered the second month of The Writers Guild strike. All writers’ rooms have ceased operation and most productions have been halted.

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