Full Bloom Season 3 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

The HBO reality competition series, "Full Bloom" is not in the same lane as the usual competitions (think "Top Chef"), rather, you could call it more gentle, soul filling, and visually pleasing. The shows executive producer, Wes Denning, describes it as "...surprisingly relaxing," and he goes on to say about the research for the show, "...after watching a lot of people arranging flowers on YouTube, we were sucked in after 10 minutes and discovered it's also very therapeutic, watching someone bring something beautiful to life" (via Los Angeles Times).

"Full Bloom" features ten floral designers and artists who participate in solo and team challenges. These challenges include putting together displays of various, beautiful floral arrangements, which are then judged by a panel of experts who decide which contestant gets cut, and who will remain in the competition. The winner receives a grand prize of $100,000 (Via Next Season TV).   

Created and produced by Eureka Productions, "Full Bloom" is produced by Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, and Faye Stapleton.

When is the Full Bloom season 3 release?

After a successful first two seasons, fans are eagerly awaiting the release date for the next season of "Full Bloom." Unfortunately, Next Season TV reveals that the renewal of the show is still pending. The good news for botanical enthusiasts is that "pending" does not equate to "cancelled," and we are holding our breath waiting for that renewal announcement.

We do speculate that "Full Bloom" will have its third season, as it was awarded the 2021 International Format Award for best competition reality format (via Deadline). Paul Franklin, one of the shows executive producers and Co-CEO of Eureka Productions stated, "We are so proud at Eureka of Full Bloom season 2 – it is jam packed with talented florists, incredible judges and more flowers and heart than ever before." 

A press release by HBO regarding the release of season 2 is what also keeps us hopeful of a new season, as Jennifer O'Connell, Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family Programming, HBO Max stated "HBO Max is as thrilled to give a platform to these rising florists as we are to watch their stunning creations flourish" (via TV Series Finale).   

Who will the new contestants be in season 3 of Full Bloom?

When, and if, season 3 of "Full Bloom" returns, we can only imagine the new contestants will stay in line with the previous seasons talents. A third season may bring ten creative, diverse, and charismatic individuals with a passion for peonies and a competitive spirit. The contestants of seasons 1 and 2 delighted the audience by bringing their floral designs to life, along with showcasing their unique personalities, which made the show all the more entertaining.

As for the judges, seasons 1 and 2 featured a fun trio; Simon Lycett of London (who designed the florals for Prince Charles' wedding), floral shop owner Elizabeth Cronin, and Maurice Harris, who hosted the talk show "Centerpiece" (per Los Angeles Times). Season two was also directed by Joseph Guidry, winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for his work in season 1 of Full Bloom (via DGA). 

It is unclear if the same judges will make a return for a third season or if the show will bring in new faces, however, if the show continues on its successful path, we will be entertained regardless of who the judges may be. 

What will the plot entail for season 3 of Full Bloom?

With ten contestants bringing their A-game to the botanical reality TV world, we anticipate that the show will again cast the spotlight on ten up-and-coming talented florists from across the country. The plot, we can only assume, will likely remain with the competition style of each episode, sending one competitor home and awarding the grand prize of $100,000 to the crowned winner.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Executive producer Wes Denning shared of season 1 that "Full Bloom" is "...not a stem-throwing fistfight. It's not about you going to snap the necks off your competitors' orchids while they're not looking," and while the participants from previous seasons did seem to have some thorns about them, "Full Bloom" does remain more of a softer, prettier, and all around feel-good competition show.

As for a renewal, we chose to look through rose-colored glasses with hopes that there will be a third season.