Netflix rolled out all 8 episodes of the third season of their teen comedy-drama, ‘On My Block’, in March this year. Let’s find out if it has been renewed for a fourth season!
Netflix’s hit coming of age story, ‘On My Block’, is the textbook definition of an emotional whiplash and rollercoaster ride. You meet a quarter of smart, funny, and streetwise teens who live in Freeridge, a rough, inner-city Los Angeles neighbourhood. As they begin high school, the problems they’re facing begins to put their childhood friendship to test.
- Meet the unstoppable four-person crew from ‘On My Block’
- Season 3 left us with questions rather than answers
- Is ‘On My Block’ Season 4 coming soon?
The show has been very well-received, with each season getting positive reviews for its content. With the most recent season finale disclosing a major cliff-hanger that viewers can’t wait to know more about, let’s discuss when ‘On My Block’ Season 4 is happening!
Meet the unstoppable four-person crew from ‘On My Block’
There’s Monsé (Sierra Capri), the headstrong leader of the group who’s in love with her best-friend Cesar (Diego Tinoco), an intelligent kid forced into rough gang life, after his brother’s release from prison. And then there’s Jamal (Brett Gray), the funny nerd who can’t keep secrets, and Ruby (Jason Genao), a math-wiz and, honestly, the highlight of the show.
There’s also Cesar’s brother Oscar (Julio Macias), who goes by “Spooky”, and Jasmine (Jessica Marie Garcia), a classmate of the group who’s overly confident and deserves more screen time than she gets. As the show progresses, you see the squad wrestling through their problems, while trying to stick together to survive.
‘On My Block’ is everything you want a teen show to be. It attempts to show you a real perspective for once, unlike other stylised teen shows that are rooted in imagination and trivial love-triangles. Yes, it depicts gang life, and what happens after you join one, but in a very authentic manner. It educates the viewer without glorifying it.
The show’s diverse cast has been praised, but what’s really special is that they’ve represented communities that have been severely underrepresented in television. The series shows you a different side of the City of Angels but navigates through it with humour.
These teens are real people, with real stories and real problems. They don’t run at the sound of gunfire, they discuss what bullet is being fired instead.
Season 3 left us with questions rather than answers
“This has a different kind of cliffhanger than we’ve had in the previous two seasons”, co-creator Lauren Iungerich told “Refinery”.
“This one’s really going to mess y’all up.”
She wasn’t wrong. ‘On My Block’ has perfected the art of making a heart-wrenching cliff-hanger, and the season 3 finale is a testament to that. It fast-forwarded two years during which all the main characters had grown apart and were busy in their own lives. With the photo of her home crew pushed to the back of her bedside table, Monsé looked like she’d settled into her dorm at the boarding school with ease.
Back at Freeridge High, Jamal is a part of the football team, and Jasmine and Ruby are inseparable love-birds. To make it worse, it seems that Jamal and Ruby have called it quits on their friendship too. Just when you think the end credits are about to roll, you see Cesar, who appears to be the leader of the gang he tried so hard to outrun.
‘On My Block’ Season 4 will probably explore the events that led to the time-jump, or the ones that come after. We can’t figure out what could’ve possibly gone down with the gang!
“If we get a season 4, those things will be answered”, said co-creator Lauren Iungerich in an interview with “TV Guide”. “There will be definitive answers to what really dismantled this group of friends.”
Is ‘On My Block’ Season 4 coming soon?
The series is a must-watch, especially because it touches on themes and real-life issues that exist in our society today. And, according to a “What’s on Netflix” trusted source, ‘On My Block’ Season 4 is definitely happening. But until there’s an official announcement from Netflix, we’re going to have to patiently wait.
Another factor that hints at the possibility of a season 4 is that the show’s co-creator, Lauren Iungerich, has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. This probably means the future of the show is secure, isn’t it?
Speaking to “Refinery29”, Iungerich also confessed that she’d mapped out most of the next season in her mind, teasing the season 4 finale. “I like to know what I’m driving to so we can tell a really rich, deep story and be really thoughtful about it”, she said. “I know now what’s going to happen at the beginning, middle, and end of season 4.”
If the show were following its regular schedule, a new season would make the rounds by March 2021, but with the pandemic halting production houses across the globe, it’s all just a waiting game.
It seems like a tumultuous turn of events awaits the squad, and we’ll have to wait for a new trailer to tell us what the events may be. Do you think the friends get back together in ‘On My Block’ Season 4? Tell us in the comments!