Goliath season 3 is coming your way on Friday, October 4, and based on early details, Billy McBride’s got another enormous challenge in front of him.
When you think about the central conceit of the Amazon legal drama, one of the big challenges is going to always come via seeing how the writers and producers can one-up themselves. How can they make a story more dramatic than anything that they’ve already done? How close to the brink can you leave Billy Bob Thornton’s main character? This season, we’re going to have imposing new characters and a case that is going to require Billy to work a jury like never before. The synopsis that CarterMatt has for you below offers up some teases:
This season, the unexpected death of an old friend leads Billy McBride (Thornton) to take a case in the drought-stricken Central Valley, where he comes face-to-face with a new Goliath: a billionaire rancher (Dennis Quaid) and his sister (Amy Brenneman). As Billy and his team pursue the truth, old enemies and personal demons resurface, forcing him to confront his own mortality.
Meanwhile, the first trailer for the new season (check that out below) features Billy trying to show that Quaid and Brenneman’s characters have privatized a public resource for their own financial gain — which is going to be met with a strong argument and Billy needs to make a stronger argument back. The Central Valley setting for the story should prove interesting, given that there is so much money wrapped up in this part of California. We’re talking about a stretch of farmland that’s responsible for a huge chunk of America’s produce — a drought in this region has severe consequences and can cause some desperate people to do some desperate things. it’s a part of California that doesn’t always get a lot of coverage so we are excited to see what they do with this story here.
Goliath as a drama brings a lot of great stuff to the table, whether it be excellent performances or a chance to really dive headfirst into a single case in a way that you don’t see on other shows. Let’s just hope that this is a season that does generate a lot of attention for itself — Amazon shockingly canceled one of their other perceived “hits” this year in Sneaky Pete and we’ve already seen how quick another streaming service in Netflix is when it comes to casting shows aside this year.
What do you want to see on Goliath season 3?
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This article was written by Jessica Carter. Be sure to follow her on Twitter. (Photo: Amazon.)