If you were being rooted in the back of a panel van over the weekend, you might have missed the news that a third season of Aussie TV fave Puberty Blues could be coming. It’s pretty fucking exciting given it’s been over seven years since season two came out. But that does pose one pretty big question: after so many years how the fuck are they going to film a third season?
The news is yet to be confirmed by the show’s creators, but we have a pretty good source – Ed Oxenbould (who played David in the hit series). In a now massively viral TikTok, Oxenbould confirmed that a third season of Puberty Blues is finally coming.
The child actor has been smashing out TikToks lately, and they have been popping the fuck off. He’s also tall AF now, which is a fact I’m finding very difficult to grapple with. He’s actually 5’11 folks and has posted multiple TikToks to prove it.
So riddle me this, how are you going to put a 5’11 David back into a primary school uniform and pretend like nothing’s happened??? Well I have some theories about how they’ll revive the show.
Now be warned, spoilers ahead.
Will they revive Purbety Blues with a new cast?
My theory is no. The TV show was already a reboot of the 1981 film of the same name – directed by Bruce Beresford – and of course before that, it was a book. So re-casting the entire show again would be confusing, and wouldn’t work because the generation who watched the TV series are still relatively young.
It also wouldn’t make sense for Oxenbould to be in cahoots with creators if he’s not going to be in it.
So what will Puberty Blues season 3 look like?
I don’t think the show will pick up from where is left off, I think it will follow the formula of other Netflix revivals like Arrested Development and Gilmore Girls. In both of these series, the show is set years into the future – and heavily implies what happened in the years between.
At the end of season 2, Debbie Vickers (Ashleigh Cummings) and Sue Knight (Breanna Harding) leave Cronulla together – and Gary Hennessey (Sean Keenan) also left the beachside burb on his own.
Many fans were devo that the show left us on such a cliffhanger, because we never got to see what happened to our beloved characters. In fact multiple online petitions were created to bring the show back.
With news that a third season could be in the works, one petition is constantly gaining more signatures. Jaron Natoli (who started the petition) recently added an update about his thoughts for the show, now that it’s all been added to Netflix.
“I recently rewatched Puberty Blues, and it was so beautiful to be back in Cronulla watching the stories unfold in a much simpler time,” he wrote.
“The acting, the soundtrack, the cinematography, the screenplay, the set design… it’s nothing short of a masterpiece.
“Ironically, I did feel different about the ending this time around… I think regardless of if we ever see a third season or not, the openness in the ending is what makes the show even more profound.
“It leaves it up to us to interpret, and it’s the not knowing that makes it feel complete. That being said, I would still absolutely love to see where things ended up.”
We’ll 100% keep you molls updated on any developments for Puberty Blues season 3, because my god do we need it to happen one way or another. In the mean time, we’ll be catching up on the whole show all over again on Netflix.