During a Banff World Media Festival master class, Simien dropped some insights on the otherwise tight-lipped third season. "The third season is a bit of a gauntlet. It's when people are either in or out."
#SpoilerAlert (if you're reading this you probably already know) season two ends with series' narrator, Giancarlo Esposito, suddenly appearing as leader of Winchester's black secret society The Order. Welp, looks like season three picks up right where the previous left off.
"You don't have to wait a second longer," Simien said. "He's in the first scene. We immediately paid that off. I knew I had to do that, as I didn't want you all to be mad at me."
Logan Browning, who plays series lead Sam White, was also in attendance for the festival. "In season three, Justin takes this mold and breaks it a little bit, and that's refreshing," Browning said.
The series will also continue its trademark singular character episodes as a device to explore a larger narrative. "It's a limitation that makes for some great creative choices. I felt like we don't spend enough time with these kinds of people, ever, so let's give them a whole damn episode," Simien said.
Simien hinted at the idea of a spring awakening for these students we've gotten to meet over the past two seasons. "This is the first time you see springtime in Winchester, this is the first time you see romances bubbling under the surface finally start to bloom, and the first time that parts of these kids that they weren't able to look at finally get a look, and it's not pretty," Simien said.
"Season three challenges a lot of the things we've established, and it does so because the characters are having to come up against their own ideas about themselves and it all feels very natural," Simien explained.
An official release date for #DWPS3 has yet to be set, but as soon we know, y'all will. (We're ready, too).