Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen returned for a third season of their comedy series Staged last year, although some fans missed out on the new episodes.


This is because for the first time the series moved from its original BBC home to BritBox - however, that is now all about to change.

Season 3 is now coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with creator Simon Evans continuing to keep audiences on their toes with twists a-plenty and cameos galore.

Evans has also spoken with about the possibility for a fourth season, but for now, when is season 3 arriving for BBC viewers, what is it about and who is in the cast?

Read on for everything you need to know about Staged season 3.

Staged season 3 release date

David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Simon Evans in Staged season 3
David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Simon Evans in Staged season 3 BBC/Staged Films Ltd/Paul Stephenson

Staged season 3 was first released on BritBox on Thursday 24th November 2022, marking the first time the show had released a new season on that platform, rather than on the BBC.

However, the new season is now finally also coming to BBC One, with the first two episodes airing back to back from 10:40pm on Wednesday 14th June. Two more episodes will then air each Wednesday.

But if you can't wait for the weekly releases, don't worry - season 3 is available to watch in full right now on BBC iPlayer.

What is Staged about?

Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Staged season 3
Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Staged season 3 BritBox

The lockdown comedy originally focussed on Sheen and Tennant, playing exaggerated versions of themselves and rehearsing a play over Zoom calls.

However, season two saw that premise upended (which you can read about in our four-star Staged season two review), as the two actors openly discuss Staged and reveal that it was all fiction. Keen to move on to 'real' acting work, they're nonetheless frustrated when they learn that there's going to be a US remake of Staged with a different cast.

The new third season similarly sees some surprising twists along the way - although we of course won't reveal them here.

The synopsis for the first episode of the third season says: "David and Michael talk on a video call, initially over footage of Wales in the run-up to Christmas. David tells Michael he wants to do something new.

"We discover that he is in Tokyo to film an advert for cream cheese. David’s stuck in an airport at a loose end, and his demands for attention are aggravating Michael."

Staged cast - who is back for season 3?

David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg in Staged season 3
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg in Staged season 3 BBC/Staged Films Ltd/Paul Stephenson

The cast for season 3 is once again led by Good Omens co-stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant alongside their respective partners, Anna Lundberg and Georgia Tennant, as well as series creator Simon Evans and his sister Lucy Eaton.

There are also plenty more surprise cameos in store for the new season, although you'll have to watch the episodes to find out who pops up.

Previous seasons have included appearances from the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Michael Palin, and Samuel L Jackson.


Staged season 3 is now available on BBC iPlayer. Check out more of our Comedy coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.
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