On Sunday, Good Girls Season 3 came to an end five episodes early due to the March production shutdown. Still, Episode 11 functioned as a good stand-in finale with the arrival of Agent Phoebe Donnegan and the threat of what her arrival might mean for Beth, Annie, and Ruby. Although, NBC has not yet renewed Good Girls for Season 4, but showrunner Jenna Bans and executive producer Bill Krebs tell Bustle that they have storylines ready to go if and when the network gives the green light.
For one, Bans says they had already shot some of the next few episodes and they plan to use that footage at the start of a potential Season 4. She also wants to expand on some of the plot points that were left unresolved in Season 3, namely Annie’s storyline and the next phase in Rio and Beth’s dynamic. "How we conclude the therapist storyline really launches the entire show into a different direction," Bans teases. "A really sort of surprising, shocking direction that affects all of the women, not just Annie."
As for Rio and Beth, Bans says they were on the precipice of moving them out of their adversarial relationship and throwing them some circumstances that would change the dynamic. "Just when you thought Rio and Beth couldn’t hate each other more, something was going to happen which made them really take a second look at that," Bans says. Krebs adds, "And question their feelings for each other." Bans says that storyline will come back in Season 4 if the show is renewed, along with a major plot point about Agent Donnegan starting a friendship with Beth that could impact her investigation.
If NBC does give the go-ahead for more episodes, Bans is hopeful that their planned shooting schedule will remain intact. Because Good Girls is a midseason show, it doesn’t start taping until August or September for a February or March premiere. But she stressed that they will definitely not resume production until everyone feels safe doing so. "I think I’ll feel safe when the scientists and the CDC tell us it’s safe," she says, adding that there may be ways to get creative with filming when it resumes to best protect everyone. "I think it’s going to take a lot of out of the box thinking to minimize contact, minimize huge crowd scenes — maybe doing VFX and instead of having 300 extras in a park."
If and when Season 4 does happen, Krebs says that fans should get ready for a juicy first few episodes, since they’ll be exploring season finale-type storylines. "We [would] get to start Season 4 with a velocity that we don’t normally have," Bans adds, "I think fans will really respond to it."
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