‘Goliath’ Star Billy Bob Thornton Shares Update on Whether There Will Be a Season 4 of the Amazon Prime Show

If you just finished binge-watching the third season of Amazon Prime’s Goliath, you probably have a few big questions. For one, the show’s dramatic season finale left the fate of one major character up in the air. So will viewers get closure after that cliffhanger, or will they be left to wonder forever what really happens to unorthodox lawyer Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton)? [Spoilers ahead for Goliath Season 3.] 

A cliffhanger ending 

Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride
Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride in Goliath | Greg Lewis

Just to recap: Goliath Season 3 ended with Diana Blackwood (Amy Brenneman) shooting Billy McBride in a parking lot and leaving him for dead. That ending, while shocking, wasn’t entirely unexpected, as there were plenty of hints throughout the season that Billy’s demise could be on the horizon. 

“There are metaphorical things throughout the season, and I think, whether it’s literal or not, it’s definitely a death and rebirth for him,” Thornton told Entertainment Weekly. “This season has a lot of him having to look at himself, his life, and where he wants to go. I’m more lost in this season as a person.”

So is this really the end for Billy, or will we see him again? In a recent interview with Collider, Thornton shed some light on what the future might hold for Goliath and his character.  

Billy Bob Thornton says we’ll know ‘soon’ about ‘Goliath’ Season 4 

So far, Amazon hasn’t made an announcement about whether Goliath will be renewed for a fourth season. But Thornton, who has starred on the streaming show since 2016, says fans won’t have to wait long for news its future.

“We’re gonna know very soon,” the 64-year-old actor said. “We’ll know, this coming month. I think they’re inclined to do another one. They’ve already been working on the idea for the next one, so I know that they’re moving forward. We’ll just see what their final decision is.”

When chatting with EW, Thornton said that he thought a renewal was likely, since Goliath has “been a successful show” for Amazon. 

While Amazon does not reveal viewership numbers, the first season of Goliath was the most-binged Amazon Original ever at the time of its release. The series has also been generally well-received by critics and Thornton won a best actor Emmy in 2017 for his portrayal of Billy McBride.  

He says he’s eager to play Billy McBride again 

While Thornton doesn’t know exactly what the future holds for Goliath, he did tell Collider he was eager to play Billy McBride again. He also hinted that some interesting things could be in store if there is another season, though he didn’t provide any details. 

“I think it would be good, particularly given what they want to do with it,” he said. “If we do a fourth season, I know what they want to do with it, and I’m vastly interested in it. The fourth season is a subject, a way to do it, and a place to do it, that I’m very, very keen on.”

Goliath Seasons 1-3 are currently streaming on Amazon Prime. 

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