The third season of Netflix’s “Last Chance U” is just around the corner.
Netflix announced that the third season of its critically acclaimed series that gives you a behind the scenes look at the lives of junior college football players will arrive on July 20. And after the first two seasons showcased East Mississippi Community College, the third season will take us across the country to Independence Community College in Kansas.
Here’s the trailer:
Like its predecessor in Scooba, Miss., Independence’s roster features quite a few former FBS players who are looking to get back to the highest level of college football, including former Florida State quarterback Malik Henry, former Texas Tech receiver Carlos Thompson and former Michigan running back Kingston Davis. But unlike EMCC, which has three junior college national titles in this decade under polarizing head coach Buddy Stephens, Independence has not had much success historically.
But things have turned around some under head coach Jason Brown, a native of Compton, California. In 2016, the Pirates had their first winning season in 10 years with a 5-4 record. In 2017, that mark improved to 9-2.
As you can see in the trailer, Brown’s backstory will be featured throughout the show. The academic efforts of English professor Latonya Pinkard will also be a focus, much like EMCC academic advisor Brittany Wagner.
According to Netflix, Season 3 will have a special episode featuring Stephens, Wagner and other players featured in the first two seasons of Last Chance U.
Season 1 infamously ended with a full-out brawl between EMCC and Mississippi Delta Community College from the 2015 season. Season 2 picked up on the fallout from the fight, including EMCC playing the first game of the 2016 season without any members of the previous season’s team due to suspensions.
“They begin their first game without every single returning person — and not just players — every coach, trainer, they suspended the team chaplain,” series director Greg Whiteley told Yahoo Sports last year. “Every single person with the exception of the head coach is suspended for that first game so the only people they can play are brand new freshmen or the handful of dropped down sophomores they had from other schools. It’s chaos.”
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