The Kominsky Method season 3 release date, trailer and cast as Alan Arkin exits ahead of final season

Michael Douglas will return as acting coach Sandy in the final season of this Golden Globe-winning show - but without fellow Hollywood legend Alan Arkin.

THE KOMINSKY METHOD

Golden Globe-winning Netflix show The Kominsky Method is set for another outing. The comedy-drama is the creation of eight-time Emmy nominee Chuck Lorre (of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men fame) and follows stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin as two ageing friends navigating the acting industry and their later years in Los Angeles.

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However, there’s one slight hitch – Alan Arkin won’t be returning as Hollywood agent Norman Newlander, leaving Michael Douglas to pull off the home run alone.

It’s going to be a slightly different third season as we watch how Sandy Kominsky’s story reaches a conclusion without his long-time friend by his side.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Kominsky Method season three.

When is The Kominsky Method season 3 release date?

Netflix has confirmed The Kominsky Method will return for six episodes, and it’s final season, on Friday 28th May. There are fewer episodes for the upcoming season. Both seasons 1 and 2 consisted of eight episodes.

The first season launched in November 2018 and the second season in October 2019.

Is this the final season of The Kominsky Method?

Yes, this is the third and final season. In a statement, creator Chuck Lorre said he was “excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter”.

“The Kominsky Method has been a true passion project for me, and it’s been an incredible experience to see the warm response from both audiences and critics,” he said.

Who is in the cast of The Kominsky Method?

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The show is led by Michael Douglas (as Sandy Kominsky) as well as Alan Arkin (as Norman Newlander).

Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas, 75, has enjoyed a prolific career, with credits including Wall Street, Behind the Candelabra, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, Ant-Man, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Streets of San Francisco.

Season three will not see the return of Alan Arkin – another Oscar winner who has starred in TV shows and movies including Edward Scissorhands, Little Miss Sunshine, Catch-22, and Argo.

Douglas will be joined in season three by returning cast member Sarah Baker, who plays Sandy’s daughter Mindy. She’s known for Young Sheldon, The Campaign, and Big Little Lies. Then there’s Nancy Travis as Lisa, a divorcée who takes acting lessons with Sandy.

Other actors to have appeared in the show so far include Lisa Edelstein (as Norman’s estranged daughter, an addict), Paul Reiser, Melissa Tang, Susan Sullivan, Jane Seymour, Danny DeVito, Alison Janney, Bob Odenkirk, and Jay Leno.

The show is also adding to the regular cast Kathleen Turner as Roz Volander, Sandy’s ex-wife, who appeared as a guest star in season two. Volander comes to Los Angeles to help plan Sandy’s wedding. Turner and Douglas both starred in Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile and The War of The Roses together so it’s something of a reunion!

Guests stars include Morgan Freeman and director Barry Levinson, both who play fictionalised versions of themselves.

Is there a trailer for The Kominsky Method?

A new trailer was released ahead of the show’s return this month.

 The Kominsky Method plot: What is the show about?

The comedy-drama was previously a two-hander following ageing actor (and acting coach) Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent, Norman Newlander. As Netflix puts it, the duo continue their journey “as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that, above all else, values youth” in a show that is “both comedic and emotional”.

So far, we’ve seen storylines involving prostate problems, grief and widowerhood, addiction, aspiring young actors, later-life romance, family drama, and friendship.

Netflix’s official season three synopsis reads: “Sandy Kominsky has to navigate what aging looks like without his longtime friend Norman Newlander by his side in the final season of ‘The Kominsky Method.’ Life only becomes more complicated with the arrival of Sandy’s ex-wife Roz Volander. The pair’s famously volatile relationship is further inflamed when she comes to L.A. to spend time with their daughter Mindy and her boyfriend Martin. This season of ‘The Kominsky Method’ deals with money, death, love, murder, and dreams coming true. In other words, the usual.”

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The Kominsky Method season three is released on Netflix on 28th May, seasons one and two are available to stream now on Netflix. You can also check out the best series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix to keep you entertained or visit to our TV Guide for more to watch.