Street Flow 3 – Will Netflix greenlight the trilogy?

By Louie Fecou
Published: October 1, 2023 (Last updated: December 12, 2023)
Street Flow 3 - Will Netflix greenlight the trilogy?

Gritty French street drama Street Flow 2 was eventually greenlit and released by Netflix four years after the first film appeared in 2019. Director Leila Sy was back for the second outing, along with creator Kery James who wrote both films and co-directed the first. The franchise has managed to find an audience, and the long wait between sequels probably helped the hype for the second outing for the Traore brothers. Of course, film fans love a trilogy, so there is really only one question we have to look at here: will Netflix greenlight the trilogy and commission Street Flow 3?

Will there be a Street Flow 3?

At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation of a third film in this franchise.

However, it might be worth noting that there was a four-year gap between the first two films.

It can sometimes take a while for productions to get the go-ahead for a sequel. I’m thinking about Top Gun: Maverick and Blade Runner 2049, but it proves that as far as filmmaking is concerned, you should never say never.

Street Flow actually has a lot in its favor as far as further outings go.

The gritty dramatic nature of the films means that they are relatively cheap to produce compared to big Hollywood movies, and although there are some action set pieces, there is no reliance on special effects green screen and CGI to get the product out there. So, if the go-ahead is given, the turnover could be quick.

France is also no stranger to film franchises. Think of Luc Besson’s Taxi, which has managed four sequels to date.

As far as I am concerned, I would expect to see a Street Flow 3, but the question might be when.

What could be the plot of Street Flow 3?

The cast of Street Flow 2 was made up of some familiar faces with Jammeh Diangana, Kadi Diarra, Bakary Diombera, Krystel Roche, and the enigmatic Sana Sri all taking part.

Demba, Soulaymaan, and Noumouke pick up the pieces from the previous film, and the action is a direct sequel to the original, following the characters and plot threads that were conceived in the first movie.

I am certain that the third film would continue the story from the second, as there are a couple of plot lines that could do with expansion and conclusion.

Writer and director Kery James certainly seems to think that there should be a further outing, as Street Flow 2 ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.

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With an ensemble cast of characters, and a well-rounded world for them to inhabit, there will always be scope to expand, and Street Flow does seem to want to further explore it’s own landscape.

As far as the plot goes, we would no doubt get the resolution to the fallout in the second movie, and then it would be down to Kery James to take his characters forward.

I would argue that James already knows how the third film would play out, and I would also suggest that if there is a Street Flow 3, it would bring the franchise to a conclusion.

Filmmakers and audiences do love a trilogy, and from a storyline point of view three films are perfect, forming a narrative beginning, middle, and end. Let’s face it, if Netflix finds the numbers work, there is no reason why they wouldn’t commission a third entry.

Does Netflix have any other trilogy film series?

Depending on where you are, you should be able to watch The Lord of the Rings trilogy on the platform, if you didn’t go watch it in the theatre recently, and there are a few others you could check out too.

Steven Soderbergh’s A-list-peppered Ocean’s heist trilogy is worth a look too, but couldn’t be further away from Street Flow as far as tone is concerned.

The Bourne trilogy is also on there, so if you are partial to gritty spy action adventures, you should check out Matt Damon as the titular spy, with no idea who he is.

Horror-wise, there is of course the 2021 Fear Street trilogy, specially made for Netflix, covering different horror genres throughout three time periods, and interconnecting them with recurring characters and themes — ideal for a Halloween watch party.

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