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Joe Pickett season 3 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

Joe Pickett season 3 could potentially bring back the titular Wyoming Game Warden for more drama. Here's what we know about its return.

Joe Pickett season 3 release date: Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett

What’s the Joe Pickett season 3 release date? A family find themselves in turmoil in Yellowstone national park, caught in the tangled web of murder, conspiracy, and dodgy law enforcement. No, we’re not talking about the Duttons this time.

We’re talking about Joe Pickett, one of the best drama series available on Paramount Plus. The second series of Joe Pickett ended back in July 2023, so fans are clamoring to know if it’s coming back. Luckily, we’ve got you covered on all matters of plot, cast, and more in our guide for the Neo-Western show below.

Joe Pickett season 3 release date speculation

Sadly, it was announced on October 31, 2023, that Joe Pickett had been canceled after just two seasons.

The streaming service announced the cancelation of the series, which it inherited from Spectrum Originals in 2022 when the platform was shut down. For the time being, seasons 1 and 2 of Joe Pickett will stay on Paramount Plus, so you can rewatch if you’re happy to accept the lack of closure on the show.

Sad news, for sure, but we won’t leave you without a friend. If you’re looking to fill the void that Joe Pickett has left behind, you can always check out similar shows that are still (for now) on air. We’d recommend you keep an eye on Yellowstone season 5 part 2, or Outer Range season 2 for more Western mysteries.

Joe Pickett season 3 release date: Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett and Julianna Guill as Marybeth Pickett

Joe Pickett season 3 cast speculation

If things change and the show does return for a third season, we’d expect everyone in the main Joe Pickett cast to return, including Michael Dorman and Julianna Guill as Joe and Marybeth Pickett respectively.

The Pickett family is the central focus of this thriller series, so it makes sense that they’d all return for the continuation. This means that Skywalker Hughes would also likely return as their daughter, Sheridan Pickett.

Here’s the expected Joe Pickett season 3 cast:

  • Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett
  • Julianna Guill as Marybeth Pickett
  • Skywalker Hughes as Sheridan Pickett
  • Kamryn Pilva as Lucy Pickett
  • Sharon Lawrence as Missy Vankeuren
  • Mustafa Speaks as Nate Romanowski
  • Vivienne Guynn as April Keeley
  • Chad Rook as Deputy Kyle McLanahan
  • Aadila Dosani as Cricket Ludlow
  • Keean Johnson as Luke Brueggeman

Joe Pickett season 3 release date: Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett

What will Joe Pickett season 3 be about?

Joe Pickett season 3 would have likely continued adapting the many books, though it was never confirmed which story it would have taken on next.

If you’re unfamiliar, Joe Pickett’s story begins when the titular Game Warden comes across a dead body in his Wyoming territory. As he and his family become embroiled in a conspiracy far bigger than they thought, danger threatens their lives and the lives of others who live in the beautiful but struggling Wyoming town.

The novel series by C.J. Box (who seems to be a cowboy who happens to be an author, rather than the other way around) is a lengthy 22 books long. This means that the series writers had plenty to pull from for a new season. Of course, the on-screen adaptation isn’t 100% true to the original written series, so some diversion was always on the cards.

Joe Pickett season 3 release date: Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett

The first season took on the first and third novels, while season 2 of the show skipped straight ahead to book eight. So there’s really no telling which of the pre-established stories the next installment could have taken on. Personally, we think the second book in the series, Savage Run, would have made great fodder for a TV mystery. In this, Joe Pickett investigates an explosion that kills an environmental activist.

Alternatively, book four, Trophy Hunt, would also be more in the style of a grisly thriller, and focuses on Joe taking a deep dive into some seriously messed up animal mutilations. Local law enforcement are quick to put it all down to a bear attack, but Joe knows that these mutilations are too precise, and much too passionate…

Joe Pickett season 3 release date: Michael Dorman as Joe Pickett

Is there a Joe Pickett season 3 trailer?

There’s no trailer for Joe Pickett season 3, and now that the show has been canceled, we’ll likely never get one.

We’ll be sure and keep you updated if anything changes. Who knows, maybe another network or streamer will pick it up? Here’s hoping. In the meantime, check out the sneak peak that was released for season 1 to remind yourself of the drama that this series was build upon.

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Where can I watch Joe Pickett season 3?

Paramount Plus canceled Joe Pickett, so if it did ever get a season 3, it would likely end up on another streaming service.

A shame, since this is where the first and second seasons of the show exist, alongside all the other great Paramount Plus shows, like Tulsa King, Star Trek, and most of the Yellowstone series. You can sign up to the platform below, and once you’ve done that, check out everything that’s new on Paramount Plus this month.

How many episodes of Joe Pickett season 3 will there be?

Joe Pickett season 3 would have likely consisted of ten episodes.

It makes sense, since both the first and second seasons were made up of ten episodes.

And that’s all we know about Joe Pickett season 3 so far. A sad ending, but we’ve got our fingers crossed that there’s still a future for this series in some way, shape or form.

If you’re looking for something to occupy you in the meantime, check out our guides to the Tulsa King season 2 release date, 6666 release date, and 1923 season 2 release date. You can also get to know the Yellowstone cast, and take a look at the best Westerns to watch now. We’ve also got a list of all the best TV series you need to watch.

After this, take a look at our features on why the Western has always been a genre for women, too, and see what you can do now that Yellowstone is breaking up with you.