This article contains speculation about 365 Days 3, otherwise known as The Next 365 Days, and contains major spoilers for 365 Days: This Day.
Any controversy surrounding the first movie notwithstanding, 365 Days was a mega-hit for Netflix, and its sequel, 365 Days: This Day, confirmed that there is still rampant interest in the property from fans who just can’t get enough of Laura and Massimo. With the second film having ended on a major cliffhanger – which you can read about by clicking these words – we’ve already been inundated with questions about a potential third movie. So, here’s everything we know.
365 Days Part 3 release date
Firstly, rejoice – 365 Days 3 has already been confirmed by Netflix. It was actually confirmed alongside This Day following the success of the original, and the sequels were filmed back to back by the same creative team, which includes Blanka Lipinska, the author of the books. With the film already wrapped, and interest at an all-time high, there’s a very good chance that the film will release this year, though we don’t have a specific release date.
The third book, The Next 365 Days, is due to have an English translation released in September 2022. While previous films haven’t adhered to the book releases, there’s a good chance that this one might, especially with filming already complete.
365 Days Part 3 cast
Anna-Maria Sieklucka and Michele Morrone will inevitably return as Laura and Massimo, since the story can’t really continue without them. After revelations in the second film’s climax, Simone Susinna’s Nacho will be back, and presumably Laura’s best friend Olga (Magdalena Lamparska) and Massimo’s right-hand man Domenica (Otar Saralidze), especially given they’re now engaged.
We might see more of other recurring roles, but we don’t want to spoil anything until the next heading. Speaking of which…
What is The Next 365 Days about?
The third book in the series, which hasn’t been especially well-received, has a plot that runs thusly:
“As the wife of Don Massimo Torricelli, one of the most dangerous Mafia bosses in Sicily, Laura’s life is a roller coaster. She is often at risk, the potential target of Massimo’s unscrupulous enemies who will stop at nothing to destroy the powerful man.”
“And when Laura is seriously injured in an attack, pregnant and fighting to survive, Massimo faces the toughest decision of his life. What will his life be without Laura? Will he be able to raise their child alone? What will the fate of his family be, and whose 365 days may come to a close?”
This doesn’t sound too much like a continuation of what we’ve seen so far, so you can expect some changes. A lot of This Day was about addressing complaints and reworking some of the first film’s more worrying elements, so I strongly suspect we’ll be continuing the plot and character arcs established there. Here’s what we might see happen.
Note: MAJOR spoilers for the ending of 365 Days: This Day
Okay, so, we got the revelation that Nacho was the son of a rival Mafia Don and that his courtship of Laura had been part of a ploy to replace Massimo with his manipulable younger brother Adriano, but that backfired when Adriano and Massimo’s ex Anna tried to kidnap Laura themselves, leading to a fatal standoff in which Laura, Anna, and Adriano were all shot.
As of now, everyone’s fates are unclear. Laura will survive, but it seems like Anna’s a goner. Adriano only seemed to be wounded in the shoulder, so he might return. But Massimo will obviously want revenge against Nacho’s family, especially since he now knows that they caused the accident which resulted in the loss of his unborn child. With Nacho having confessed his feelings for Laura and leaving Massimo alive at the end of This Day, I think we’re heading towards a love triangle in the midst of a gang war. Sounds fun.
You can stream 365 Days: This Day exclusively on Netflix. The Next 365 Days will also be a Netflix Original.