Having received a highly positive reception and appreciation for its straightforward, stupid humor, Vacation Friends became a sleeper hit upon its release in 2021. The series’ popularity and success led 20th Century Studios to approve a follow-up, which was released in August 2023.
The pacing of Vacation Friends 2 easily carried over from the first section. We saw another terrible vacation story with four main characters and another “father-in-law.” Here’s everything you need to know about Clay Tarver’s Vacation Friends 3!
“I’ll try, I’ll try,” showrunner Tarver revealed about Vacation Friends 3 Renewal!
As of yet, Vacation Friends 3 isn’t confirmed. The sequel debuted on August 25, 2023, on Hulu—thus, it seems too early to discuss a three-quel already.
But since Vacation Friends 2 debuted just two years after the first, we can’t completely rule out the chance that Vacation Friends 3 will happen. It remains to be seen if writer-director Clay Tarver and the other creatives behind parts 1 and 2 have new ideas to further the plot. In a recent YouTube interview with LRM Online, Tarver responded, “I’ll try, I’ll try,” when asked about it.
Given that Vacation Friends is one of the few Hulu original movie franchises, the likelihood of another one happening is relatively strong. Furthermore, toward the end of Part 2, John Cena’s Ron leaves certain loose ends hanging, indicating that the filmmakers plan to make a sequel.
In the end, a third film might happen, depending only on how well the sequel does on the streaming service. Given that “Vacation Friends 2” was released about two years after the first one, it is reasonable to assume that, should a third sequel be given the go-ahead, it may arrive in theaters by August 2025.
Vacation Friends 3 Cast: Who all could return?
For the third season of the series Vacation Friends, we can expect the return of almost all the cast members from the previous season, including:
- Lil Rel Howery will return as Marcus
- Yvonne Orji will return as Emily
- John Cena will return as Ron
- Meredith Hagner will return as Kyla
- Robert Wisdom will return as Harold
- Lynn Whitfield will return as Suzanne
- Andrew Bachelor will return as Gabe
- Tawny Newsome will return as Brooke
- Barry Rothbart will return as Darren
- Kamal Bolden will return as Bennet
- Anna Maria Horsford will return as Nancy
- Carlos Santos will return as Maurillio
Vacation Friends Three Plot: What can we expect?
A few months after “Vacation Friends” ended, this outrageous follow-up finds newlyweds Marcus (Howery) and Emily (Orji) inviting their gregarious best friends Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Hagner), who also recently wed with a child, to go on vacation with them after Marcus scores an all-expenses-paid trip to a spa in the Caribbean.
He initially traveled there to meet with the resort’s owners to submit a bid for a development contract for a Chicago hotel they own. But when Reese (Buscemi), Kyla’s jailed father, unexpectedly shows up at the resort at the worst possible time after his release from San Quentin, things spiral out of hand, upending Marcus’ well-laid plans and throwing the vacation buddies’ idyllic trip into complete disarray.
Vacation Friends 3 Release Date
Although a formal release date for Vacation Friends 3 is unknown, one will be revealed eventually.
Nevertheless, it might take a few months to receive the go-ahead because the studio would first want to examine the viewership figures. Moreover, it might or might not occur at the same pace as Part 2. If preparations are underway, the third movie might take three years rather than two to give the writers time to craft a clever plot. Let’s see what happens next; do watch out for updates!
Vacation Friends Three: Where to Watch?
Vacation Friends 1 and 2 are available on Hulu and Disney Plus. The third film will also air on the same platform—happy watching!
Will Vacation Friends 4 happen?
No updates as of yet!