Amazon Prime Videos' legal drama series will wrap up in the fourth season.
Amazon has made the right decision when it commissioned 'Goliath' with a straight-to-series order of eight episodes back in 2015.
The series is among the most popular titles on Prime Videos, even bagging a Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama for Billy Bob Thornton in 2017.
'Goliath' Season 3 was released on October 4, 2019, and left us hanging with the central character in a bloody situation (literally).
The good news is 'Goliath' is coming back for more! Here is what we know.
'Goliath' is officially renewed for season 4 by Amazon Studious. Unfortunately, it is also going to be the last for the legal drama series.
The renewal came on November 14, 2019, along with Amazon's admission, it is one of their most popular shows.
“Goliath has been one of our most popular shows ever on Prime Video," Co-head of Amazon Studios Television Vernon Sanders said in a statement.
Sanders went on to express gratitude to Billy Bob (Thornton), Larry (Trilling), Geyer (Kosinski), Jennifer (Ames), Steve (Turner), and the entire Goliath team for bringing this series to life, adding:
“We are happy that our customers around the world will have a chance to see Billy McBride bring this final chapter to a close on Prime Video next year.”
We do not have the exact release date for season 4 yet, but it will likely follow a similar pattern with the previous airings. We are currently eyeing a possible release in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The series premiered on Prime Video in October 2016, the second came out in June 2018, and the third in October 2019.
Bruce Dern revealed to Forbes that the Production for season 4 is was affected by the pandemic.
"I was supposed to start the TV series, Goliath. This year, J.K. Simmons, myself and William Hurt, and Billy Bob are in it.
"J.K. and I play brothers, and we’re the main stars this time. But on March 12, we were shut down, with no end in sight.
"It’s starting to look like a little after Labor Day, we may get to go back to work under unbelievably strict conditions, but still it’s work."
Luckily, it looks like the series is back on track after Thorton was spotted on set as production resumed in December 2020.
'Goliath' Season 4 plot remains a huge secret as of this writing, but we have a couple of theories regarding the show's possible direction in season 4.
Season 4 will likely pick up on the dramatic cliffhanger of the third series. Billy is fighting for his dear life after Diana shot him at the end of season 3.
Back in November 2019, following the renewal announcement, executive producer Lawrence Trilling gave us a tip about where the series is heading.
“I’m thrilled we get another season to tell Billy McBride’s story." Trilling said via Deadline, adding: “Our latest case tackles a timely global crisis that impacts an entire generation, and we will be adding some exceptional talent to our already amazing cast.”
In the final moments of season 3, we saw Billy bleeding out in a car park after Diana Blackwood fired shots at him.
The ending made fans worry that his character might no longer return for the next season. However, Billy Bob Thornton eased our fears after he said he's most likely to come back if the series returns for more.
"If they’re inclined to do another season, I think I would be inclined to," the actor told Entertainment Weekly back in 2019.
“I think they would be because it’s been a successful show for them. So if we can figure out a way to get me back out there, it could happen.”
While we remain confident of Thornton's appearance, we are also expecting the following cast members to return: Nina Arianda as Patty Solis-Papagia, Diana Hopper as Denise McBride, and Tania Raymonde as Brittany Gold.
Recurring cast members Ana de la Reguera and William Hurt are also likely to reprise their roles as Marisol Silva and Donald Cooperman, respectively.
We have three more additions to the growing cast list for the upcoming season.
Haley Joel Osment is joining Dyland Zax, along with 'Hunger Games' star Jena Malone as a founding member of a law firm, and Billions actor Clara Wong as a dedicated chemist to the Zax family.
Lastly, we have J K Simmons and Bruce Dern portraying " the big bad" characters in the season finale.
"Simmons will portray George Zax, head of a family-owned and operated pharmaceutical company, one of the nation’s biggest... Dern will play George’s brother Frank, who is described as the scientific genius and ostracized black sheep of the Zax family," EW reported.
Dennis Quaid, who appeared as an antagonistic character in season 3, is likely not coming back as Wade Blackwood, as the series usually introduces a new major antagonist for each season.
We're also not expecting Amy Brenneman's return as Diana Blackwood after she was also seemingly killed at the end of season 3.
There's no official trailer for 'Goliath' Season 4 yet, so we are dropping season 3's trailer for you in the meantime. You know how it goes. We will immediately update this page once Amazon releases season 4's official trailer. So make sure to check on this link from time to time.