The CW’s sci-fi television series has been officially renewed for a third season and is arriving sooner than you expected it.
Created by Mark A. Altman and Steve Kriozere, “Pandora” is an action science fiction TV series that aired on The CW on July 16, 2019. It stars Priscilla Quintana, Oliver Dench, Raechelle Banno, John Harlan Kim, Ben Radcliffe, Banita Sandhu, Martin Bobb-Semple, Noah Huntley, Akshay Kumar, and Nicole Castillo-Mavromatis.
The series has so far produced a total of two seasons and an overall of 23 episodes. After running for two seasons, it was later disclosed that the series got axed discreetly back in May 2021. However, the great news is the series was picked by another network and is set to return with its third installment which commenced production in early 2022.
Pandora Season 3 Release Date: When is it?
The exact release date is not yet determined but it’s been announced that the series’ third season will be out before the end of 2022. So it could be anytime now so brace yourself!
Before the renewal announcement Altman said that new episodes are all ready to launch.
“We’re all hoping for a third season pick-up, and we’ve been very gratified at how successful the series has been globally,” he explains. “Everything in Season 2 we wrote before the election. So it was very much informed by the world in which we were living in pre-November 3rd. Season 3 will lean into the space adventure even more. It will be bigger, more epic and hopefully speak to our audience and who we are as a race today.”
What Can We Expect From Season 3 of Pandora?
After the second season’s finale episode, here’s what the series co-creator Altman has to say to the fans of Pandora on what they can expect from the upcoming season.
“Sci-fi is inherently a cerebral genre,” Altman explains of his understanding of Pandora. “That’s our idea as well; to deal with some heady ideas, but wrap them in fisticuffs, action, and romance.”
“Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica were huge inspirations for us,” Altman continues. “What Joe Straczynski did with Babylon 5 was marvelous. Sometimes the changes he made were necessitated by cast issues as well as budget, but he was usually able to make it work effortlessly. It was the same with Ron Moore’s brilliant Battlestar Galactica. Ron was unafraid to really push the envelope and reinvent the paradigm. That’s something I’d like to do more of in future seasons of Pandora.”
The major cliffhanger in the previous season leaves plenty of room for the story to continue in season 3 and also for new characters as well. I’m sure fans must be stoked!
“We’d certainly plan to expand our core cast while introducing some new characters and alien races,” Altman describes. “But we’re in a tough spot, we don’t know who to trust, and we’re out there in the cosmos, alone with a damaged ship and not a lot of allies.”
“We leave Season 2 with a bunch of cliffhangers that really set up the stakes for future seasons including the reveal of Shral as a Zatarian sleeper agent, the disappearance of Jax and Tierney’s mother,” he says. “But things might feel a little more Guardians of the Galaxy going forward, while retaining the heartfelt, emotional stories and serialized character drama that’s become our stock in trade.”