‘Reservation Dogs’ to End With Season 3 Series Creator Confirms

The FX series ‘Reservation Dogs’ will be coming to end season 3 which is set to
premiere Aug. 3 on Hulu. The series creator Sterlin Harjo made this announcement on Jun. 29 on his Instagram. “Aho young and old warriors!” he wrote. “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,” he goes on to say. “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.”

The series created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi is about the lives of four Indigenous teenagers who live on a reservation in Oklahoma. The cast includes Bear Smallhill (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Elora Danan (Devery Jacobs), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis), and Cheese (Lane Factor). The series first premiered on August 9, 2021 on Hulu being an automatic hit with viewers and continued to receive raving reviews with the release of season 2 on August 3, 2022 earning a Peabody Award, two Spirit Awards, two AFI Television Programs of the Year honors,
and countless nominations.

He discussed what it meant for him and his team to create the show due to it providing more representation of Indigenous people in television in the Instagram post as well. He then discussed how there is so little accurate representation of Indigenous people and their culture in films and television to further emphasize the immense impact that this series has had.

FX issued a statement in an Instagram post on Jun. 29. The post discussed the ending of the series and what it meant for the network to provide a platform for people who are rarely ever portrayed in the media and often portrayed wrongfully in the media to showcase their own narratives.

FX issued statement reads:
“People throw around the words historic and groundbreaking far too often and without merit: ‘Reservation Dogs’ is worthy of those superlatives. Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi created one of the most important TV shows ever made. They gave the world a wholly unique, original, and honest portrayal of Native people—one that has never before been seen in television or film. It’s difficult to say goodbye to these indelible characters and to an award-winning series that The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Variety and Vulture named The Best
Show of 2022. That said, we support Sterlin and Taika’s decision to end the series in a way that will cement its legacy. We, along with our partners at Hulu, are forever grateful to the producers, writers, directors, cast, crew and the Native land and communities in eastern Oklahoma who collaborated to make this masterpiece. While we’re sad to see the show come to an end, we’re excited for Sterlin, Taika and Garrett Basch to continue to tell stories for FX. And Rez Dogs
fans, we hope you share our excitement and anticipation for the coming season.”

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