The well-received FX/Hulu sitcom is set to return for its final run in August.
Sad news for fans of Reservation Dogs: The upcoming third season will be the last for the audaciously inventive FX/Hulu sitcom.
According to the reports published Thursday, series co-creator Sterlin Harjo made the announcement on Instagram: “Here it is: the coming third season of Reservation Dogs will be the final season. That’s a difficult line to write and a more difficult decision to make. However, it’s the correct decision creatively for the show. I always knew what the end of this story would be, I just didn’t know when it would arrive. As we continued to break stories and write scripts this season, it became clear to the producers, Taika and me that the season three finale is the perfect series finale. When we came up with the idea for Reservation Dogs, I didn’t think the show would ever get made, but thankfully it did.”
Reservation Dogs, which Harjo created with Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), follows the sometimes comical, sometimes heart-wrenching exploits of Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Bear Smallhill (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) and Cheese (Lane Factor), four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma. Zahn McClarnon (Dark Winds) co-stars as Officer Big, a local cop who often interacts with the young leads.
“The first and most basic idea for us as Native people, was to show the world that Native humor and Natives are funny,” Harjo said. “Almost all television and film depictions about Native people are most inaccurate. And most of them have been untruthful. It has been a gift to us to show the world a different perspective of Indigenous people and our culture. Most important of all, it has been a dream to collaborate and make a show that is entirely written by, directed by and stars Native people. These are our stories, and they represent our people. We know it’s an enormous responsibility and we don’t take that lightly.
“It has been an incredible experience to have the show embraced so lovingly by the audience and TV critics. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from producer Garrett Basch, as well as John Landgraf, Nick Grad, Kate Lambert and everyone at FX and Hulu. Our experience with them has been exceptional and we’re excited to develop new shows with them once things get up and moving again. There are so many people to thank — our amazing writers, directors and crew and all the people of Okmulgee, Tulsa and the great people of the Muscogee Nation.”
Reservation Dogs is scheduled to return for its third and final season Aug. 2 on Hulu.