For those who are new to the series, the show is set in a dystopian world where society is divided between devastation and progress.
3% is the first Brazilian Netflix original series, and it’s been almost a year since season 2 was available to stream on Netflix and fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of season number 3.
When the show first debuted on November 25th, 2016, it was received excellently by viewers around the world and the second season, which came in around April 2018 was even better than the previous one.
For those who are new to the series, the show is set in a dystopian world where society is divided between devastation and progress, where only a handful of individuals (regarded as the 3%) have to undergo something called “The Process” and make it to the "better side."
When season 2 capped off, we saw Michele and every contestant interrupting The Process, evidently squandering whatever plans they had.
This season was also when Ezequiel, who was at the brink of confessing something, met his demise which received mixed reactions from the audience, even spiraling rumors that he may return for the third season.
Now season 3 will have Michele resume her mission of establishing another idealistic community, which sadly will only reproduce identical issues like there were with the first one. However, Michele claims that this new kind of process is nothing like the former, but as we have come to realize, The Process helps monitor the inhabitants of the Inland.
So we can expect season 3 to focus on the dynamic of these two different communities that will make it the most intense season to date.
Here’s what the show’s Netflix page tells us about what we can expect from season 3.
“The upcoming season of 3% will give our beloved characters more than the unjust options of Inland and Offshore. Following the events of Process 105, we’ll be introduced to the new world of The Shell. What will it take for this new community to thrive?”
If you’re looking for a more elaborate analysis about every character in the show so far, follow this Reddit thread to help you get better wind of what’s going on.
The first trailer for season 3 dropped as I was writing this article. Life's many coincidences!
In about two months, 3% was renewed on June 4th, 2018.
Netflix didn’t take long to come to this conclusion seeing as how the show’s quality and overall scores had improved more than the first season.
This announcement was released along with a teaser trailer which only revealed three of the show’s characters confirmed to be returning.
So far, the only characters undoubtedly returning for season 3 as seen from the teaser trailer include Michele Santana (Bianca Comparato), Rafael (Rodolfo Valente) and Joana Coelho (Vaneza Oliveira). And even though Ezequiel (João Miguel) went bye-bye in season 2, it is possible for him to make an appearance in the new season, in flashbacks at least.
Any other characters apart from those are as good as anyone’s guess at this point.
When the show’s third season was greenlit, there were several rumors and speculations about the show possibly coming to an end.
But following various rumors on social media and other places, it is safe to say that those rumors aren’t true at all.
Fans aren’t going to have to wait around much longer for 3%’s third season as it is penciled to be released on June 7th, 2019. And that’s only a sample of the many other Netflix Originals that are expected to be up for streaming for June.
3% has been confirmed to have eight episodes that run for about 45 minutes each.
Dani Libardi, who was involved with 3% back when it aired as a TV short in 2011, will be returning to direct the show, at least according to IMDb, which as we can expect is subject to change. She even posted on Instagram post earlier in 2019 to show that she is still involved with the project.
Here is an English translation of that post:
“In the pilot set of 3% in 2009 / In the set of the 2nd season of 3% in 2017. 8 years difference. I had less hair, less clothing, more heat, and more color. I kept working with what I like.”
And here are some of the screenshots of the third season where Dani says:
“This scene is part of an episode of the third season of 3% on Netflix”.
One of the filming locations for season three was hit badly by a flood. The disaster was known as the Brumadinho dam disaster in which 186 people lost their lives.
One of the cast members Vaneza Oliveira posted on Twitter in which she said:
“People I that is happening in Brumadinho is of a sadness.... Again a tragedy that happens due to lack of state oversight.”