All of a sudden, it feels like the move of Evil from CBS to Paramount+ is totally validated. After all, it has been renewed for a season 3!
We’ll be the first to admit we’re surprised the renewal came this early, but totally thrilled with it. There were serious concerns that season 2 would suffer because of an extremely long layoff following season 1, let alone the move to the streaming service. Yet, this move allows Paramount+ to prove that they are committed to their programming long-term, and that they want viewers to subscribe with some level of confidence. Given that it’s reasonably affordable at just $4.99 for the basic plan, we do think they are moving in the right direction.
What this early renewal means is that, more than likely, there will be a much smaller hiatus between season 2 and season 3. Also, they can cater the new season more exclusively to the streaming service. One of the bigger issues that the writers may have run into for season 2 was not knowing where or even when it was going to air; the plan for a while seemed to be for it to still air on CBS. In the end, we do think that Paramount+ is the better fit, largely because it can be more serialized there and also dive into darker subject matter. This show can be intense, scary, and certainly thought-provoking.
With this show being renewed, it does mean that Paramount+ continues to be very-much in the world of Robert and Michelle King. Remember that the prolific showrunners also still have another long-running show in The Good Fight on the service. Heck, that one has been there since the earlier days of CBS All Access.
What do you think about Evil being renewed for a season 3?
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