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Apple TV+ Renews ‘Central Park’ for Season 3

Hit animated musical comedy from the creators of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ gets third season nod ahead of its Season 2 debut this June; watch a first look sneak peek.

Apple TV+ has just announced that its hit animated musical comedy series, Central Park, has been renewed for a third season. The news comes as the first three episodes of the Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated series’ second season have been set to debut Friday, June 25, with new episodes premiering every Friday.

Series co-creator Loren Bouchard noted on Twitter, “Seasons 2 and 3 of Central Park mean 29 more episodes, and something like 115 new songs. 115! The people who make this show dazzle me with their talent and ambition and will. Apple and 20th have shown their will too. I’m honored to be a part of something with this much chutzpah.”

A first look sneak peek at the second season, which boasts a voice cast that includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, and Stanley Tucci, was revealed today. In the peek, Helen (voiced by Daveed Diggs) proclaims her love for her hometown in a special song called “Weehawken Rap.”

In Season 2, the Tillerman family continues to navigate living in and caring for the world’s most famous park. Molly experiences the trials and tribulations of adolescence, Cole is challenged by a truly embarrassing moment at school, Paige continues to chase down the mayor’s corruption story, and Owen juggles managing the park, his staff and his family all with a smile on his face. Meanwhile, Bitsy inches ever closer to her sinister goal of claiming Central Park as her own; with Helen by her side, eternally wondering whether she’s made it into Bitsy’s will. Every step of the way, we are guided along by our friendly, fumbling, fiddler narrator, Birdie.

Central Park is co-created by Bouchard, Gadd and Nora Smith; it’s written and executive produced by the trio as well. Bouchard, Halsted Sullivan, Sanjay Shah, and Janelle Momary-Neely also executive produce. The series is produced for Apple by 20th Television.

Source: Apple TV+

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