When The Order premiered on Netflix, nobody, including the streaming service, was aware it would perform so well. The show premiered in March 2019. Following its popularity, the makers decided to renew it in the same month. As a result, season 2 was dropped soon, in June 2020.
When the second season of the series was released, the fans were taken aback. There was suspense, thrill, and many rollercoasters, something they had barely expected. The series left behind a few cliffhangers, and since then, the fans have been eager to learn updates on the release of Season 3.
So, when will The Order season 3 be released? Is it even releasing or not? Here are the updates.
What is The Order all About?
The Order revolves around a magical secret society called the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, a werewolf faction called the Knights of Saint Christopher, and Jack Morton, a young Belgrave University student stuck in the middle of it all as he keeps finding out that his family is even more connected to the dark arts than he could have ever imagined.
The series has been produced by Netflix and written and directed by Dennis Heaton.
When Will Season 3 be Released?
After the successful second season and cliffhangers, many fans were hopeful that Netflix would soon share a word on the release of the third season of their favorite show. But there is some bad news. The show is no longer coming back for the audience.
This decision of Netflix came as a huge blow to the fans and the team behind the show. Dennis Heaton announced the cancelation on Twitter in the same year.
“For two seasons, I was honored to work with an incredible cast and crew on The Order for @netflix. It is one of the best experiences of my career. Unfortunately, we aren’t returning, but I will always cherish the memories and the props I stole. Thank you all for watching.”
Who Was in the Cast of The Order?
The fans didn’t love the story alone but appreciated the efforts of the actors who portrayed their roles to perfection. Take a look at the cast of the show.
- Jake Manley as Jack Morton, a freshman at Belgrave University who joins the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose and the Knights of Saint Christopher as a new recruit.
- Sarah Grey as Alyssa Drake, a college student who works as a university tour guide and is a Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose medicum.
- Matt Frewer as Pete ‘Pops’ Morton, Jack’s grandfather who is obsessed with assassinating Edward Coventry.
- Max Martini as Edward Coventry, Jack’s estranged father and the great magus of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose
- Louriza Tronco as Gabrielle Dupres, an acolyte in the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose.
- Katherine Isabelle as Vera Stone, the chancellor at Belgrave University and a former temple magus and current grand magus of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose.
What Happened at the End of Season 2?
The first season of The Order solely focused on the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose. However, the subsequent season explored more, introducing other magical societies, each operating within its own rules.
The most dangerous rival group, Praxis, led by Salvador Grant, holds the belief that ultimately, everyone should be able to use magic. As already demonstrated by Ellie, supernatural powers can be incredibly dangerous when they are in the wrong hands. Scale that up by the billions of people across the planet and factor in the reaction it generates from the werewolves, and there would be carnage or a ‘magical apocalypse’.
The second season also shows Alyssa leaving the Order and joining Praxis under Salvador’s influence. She takes over as leader when Salvador is killed by Vera, and heartbroken by his death, she strips Vera of her magical powers and demands that she provide her with everything she wouldn’t give Salvador: the Foris Factorum, the incantation, allowing her to give away magical powers to the masses.
By the end of the season, the once-close pair gets reduced to enemies. Vera and Alyssa are forced to work together in the finale episode to seal the eruption which is essentially a hole in the fabric of the universe. Vera is seen guiding Alyssa throughout the process, and although it seems successful, a lot happens within the final five minutes. The cliffhanger ending leaves many questions unanswered.
- Will Vera get her magic powers back?
- Is Alyssa dead or still alive?
- What will happen to Gabrielle?
- Will Lilith return to Hell?
As the show is not planning to be renewed for the third season, the fans may have to come up with their own theories to find the answers to these questions. Their never-ending discussions
What are Fans Expecting Now?
Although there are no real updates about the show’s revival, there are some fan projects attempting to bring it back. They have begun a petition to renew, and surprisingly the petition has gained almost 10,000 signatures at the time of writing.
Besides this, fans are also drawing different theories and conclusions about what would have happened if the show was renewed for the third season. Fans worldwide discuss various things related to the show on global forums, which shows that the craze of The Order among them is still intact.
After all, who knows if an ancient dark magic spell will encourage the streaming platform to reconsider the future of the show?
How Did The Order Perform on TV?
As stated, the performance of both seasons of The Order has been phenomenal. The series gathered positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. Its rating on IMDb is 6.8/10, and its total audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 73 percent.
Why Should I Watch The Order?
The Order juxtaposes the elements of horror, mysteries, and werewolves into one, creating a unique entry into the supernatural genre that any thriller and mystery genre fan would love to watch. From nervous and shoddily done fraternity hazing rituals to encounters with crushes, random friendships, and everything in between, the show also tries to maintain its fun element amidst its mysterious plot.
All this has been put up against a comically exaggerated background. However, something about this series attracts audiences of all kinds. It also seems as if the show was written by people who had a normal college experience and thought to add an elaborate version of it in an attempt to normalize the show’s overarching supernatural context.
Talking about the show’s supernatural themes, several actors already have a background in acting in supernatural and sci-fi projects. The actors are no strangers to this genre and have acted pretty well to live up to their characters. The makers have played a good hand in the cinematography and direction of the show. The elements are impressive. There is magic, there are werewolves, and lastly, there is a secret Order.
You can add this series to your watch list if you are a fan of supernatural series. The genre, as a whole, will make you put aside all your reservations, and you will end up binge-watching both seasons, we promise.
Where can I Watch the Order?
You can stream both seasons of The Order on Netflix.