This article discusses the potential of The Mosquito Coast Season 3 and the show’s renewed or canceled status on Apple TV+. It contains some spoilers for the Season 2 finale.
The Mosquito Coast, an Apple TV+ adaptation of the 1986 Peter Weir film, has been an original feather in Apple’s streaming bow since it debuted back in 2021. The redo isn’t very good, but the first season was popular enough to spawn a second, and that recently concluded in a finale that I personally described thusly:
Well, folks, it’s over. And the good news is that “Eulogy” feels a lot like a proper ending, so we probably won’t have to suffer through any more of it. These days, that’s an increasingly rare thing, so while I think that this is one of the worst and most pointless shows on television, you must give credit where it’s due.
Needless to say, I wasn’t a big fan, but some people are, and as such, they’re understandably wondering about the show’s potential future. Here’s everything we know.
Will there be a Season 3 of The Mosquito Coast?
Jan 22nd, 2023 Update:
It has been confirmed that The Mosquito Coast has been canceled by Apple TV+. At present, there will not be a third season. Whether the series will find a new home will remain to be seen.
Jan 8th, 2023 Update:
At the time of writing, as usual, nothing has been confirmed or denied by Apple. While this is something of an established property, it isn’t the kind of IP that guarantees viewership, and you’re not going to get seasons renewed way in advance as you do with some shows.
Apple will be paying careful attention to the viewing figures here, which have surely declined since the first season. However, there might still be enough gas in the tank for another go-around, though I’d imagine that’s unlikely. However, while Netflix are always making headlines for canceling shows that people like, Apple TV+ potentially has an opportunity here to position itself as the platform that nurtures and sticks with its originals.
The real question is do we really need a third season since we didn’t really need a second? I’d argue we don’t, and I’d also argue that the ending of Season 2 functioned as a definitive conclusion, killing off all of the show’s villains and one of its main characters, leaving the others in a fitting — if rather mundane — position. I don’t see any reason to return to the well here, and my official prediction is that The Mosquito Coast will not be renewed for a third season.
How many seasons does The Mosquito Coast have?
At present, the series has two seasons. There has been no confirmation of how many seasons Apple TV+ plans to commission.