The Conners season 3 is the first multicamera comedy series that started filming during the global health crisis. The upcoming installment is expected to premiere this fall on ABC. But there are many factors that need to be considered before releasing it to the small screen.
For instance, they need to make sure that production is steady and everyone remains healthy during the next couple of weeks. In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Sara Gilbert (plays Darlene) discussed how the entire production of The Conners season 3 is taking precautions during the pandemic.
Girlbert said cast and crew were wearing masks while on set to ensure safety. They follow certain health measures and protocols, including testing. Things aren't the same as before and everyone is being extra careful to avoid any setbacks while filming.
The biggest challenge is reducing the number of people on the set and limiting some scenes. There will be no studio audiences this time around - to follow the proper social distancing measures. Having a lot of viewers comes with some risks since the majority of the people are in confined spaces.
But, just like other shows, The Conners season 3 might be taking on these timely issues - most especially the pandemic. It will tackle such topics and focus on working-class America while the global health crisis is the big one.
This could be the focus through most of the season. In fact, the recently released poster of the upcoming installment teased it would have a socially distanced theme. The image features Darlene, Dan (John Goodman), Becky (Lecy Goranson), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), and DJ (Michael Fishman) all wearing masks.
The tagline reads: "Socially distant as always." This is a strong indication that most of the stories in The Conners season 3 are pandemic-related. But, while there would be a lot of discussion about the global health crisis, the upcoming installment would deliver other stories, as well.
Gilbert said that the pandemic would not be the theme of the entire season. She explained that people likely want a break and not to always hear about the real-life health crisis. There are other storylines not related to COVID-19.
The Conners season 3 has no official release date. But based on the recent poster, the new installment is expected to drop new episodes on Wednesdays starting this fall. We could expect it to premier either in October or November.