On My Block, the popular teen drama series was renewed for a fourth and final season in January 2021. As many Netflix original TV series released their new seasons in July 2021, On My Block fans expected season four to come out in July too, but it looks like that is not happening.
The series On My Block is created by Lauren Ingnerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft, all three of whom serve as the executive producers of the comedy-drama. Crazy Cat Lady Productions produce it.
Season one of On My Block was released on Netflix on March 16, 2018. season two came out on March 29, 2019. The third season dropped on Netflix on March 11, 2020. Though it could have been expected for season 4 to come out in mid-2021, the series looks like it needs more time.
What is On My Block?
The series On My Block revolves around four friends who explore the highschool life and experience ups and downs in their friendship. Monse, Cesar, Ruby, and Jamal are the primary characters of the series. It mainly focuses on the relationship between Monse and Cesar.
Season 1 and 2
Monse, Cesar, Ruby, and Jamal join high school, deciding always to stick together. However, Cesar is revealed to have entered a gang that his brother Spooky was a part of. After joining the team, Cesar refuses to leave it after Monse asks him to. He says that he cannot escape it and he has to be with them all his life.
Though the group had previously said they would never date Monse, Cesar appears to be in love with her but is in denial to accept it in front of others. He tries to keep his gang members away from Monse by telling them about their intimate relationship, which he clears to Monse later. But because he had previously been embarrassed, she finds it difficult to forgive him but does it anyway.
Later, due to an argument, they break up, and Cesar starts dating Olivia. He gets involved in a dangerous matter with his brother Spooky who recently came out of jail. He tries to kill a rival gang member but doesn’t go through with it. When he mends his relationship with Monse, they are both in public, and Ruby and Olivia are shot by the gang member Cesar spared. The first season ends with both their lives in danger.
In season two, it is revealed that Olivia did not survive the shot, but Ruby did. They give her a memorial. Ruby goes through a lot of struggles due to post-traumatic stress. He feels angry and guilty about Olivia’s death. He grows close to Spooky, who tries to help him cope with the trauma. He even makes another friend, Jasmine.
Monse’s mother returns in her life, and she tries to mend their relationship. Though her father warned her about her mother not being a good person, she claims otherwise. She even takes Monse to her own home with her husband and children, where she gives her many gifts. But after learning some bitter truth about her mother, Monse goes back to live with her father.
On the other hand, her relationship with Cesar seems to see a lot of ups and downs. First, but break up when Monse decides to go live with her mother. But after returning, they start dating again, only to break up permanently, this time due to Cesar sleeping with someone else.
All the friends help Jamal protect the money he had found in season one. He gets paranoid that someone might steal it from him. But because the money is already stolen, they try to find ways to use it for themselves.
To avenge the death of Olivia and the attack on his friend Ruby, Cesar frames Latrelle and his gang by planting some of the stolen money in their house. They all later get arrested. But while they learn of the arrest, Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar get kidnapped by some masked men; the second season ends with the kidnapping.
In season three, it is revealed that Cuchillos, a lady is responsible for the kidnapping, and she needs them to find a man for her. She tells them that she is impressed with their act of finding the money and getting the gang arrested.
They are all forced to help her find Lil Ricky. Monse, who had previously planned on leaving the town, is threatened by Cuchillos to stay in town. Scared of the threat, she goes to Cesar for comfort, and they grow close.
On the other hand, Ruby is suffering from the trauma still and is going through family troubles, just like Jamal. They need money to solve their problems, but they will get it only after helping Cuchillos find Lil Ricky.
Monse learns in season three that her mother has died. After a lot of struggle, she let go of the thoughts. Instead, she develops a friendship with Jasmine, who is starting a relationship with Ruby. Jamal, on the other hand, has begun linking a girl called Kendra.
The season ends with Cuchillos getting killed and the group feeling relieved. They all decide always to be friends when Monse finally leaves for her boarding school. The final episode shows two years later and how the lives of all the characters have changed.
The Cast for Season 4
The cast of the series includes Sierra Capri, who plays the role of Monse. Jason Genao plays Ruby. Jamal is played by Brett Gray. Diego Tinoco plays the role of Cesar Diaz. Jessica Marie Garcia plays the role of Jasmine, Ruby’s girlfriend.
Julio Macias plays the role of Spooky, Cesar’s brother and a gang member. Paula Garces plays the role of Ruby’s mother. Reggie Austin plays the role of Monty, Monse’s father. Eric Neil Gutierrez plays the role of Ruby’s father. Peggy Blow plays the role of Abuelita.
Release Date for Season 4
On My, Block has been completed filming in June 2021. Though Netflix has not yet announced the release date, the fans expect the season to drop on Netflix sooner, preferably before 2022. Moreover, the fans are speculating as to the storyline of the series, which is making the waiting so hard for the viewers of On My Block.
The filming was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as the season is now done with the filming process, we can expect it to be released by the end of this year. Therefore, we can assume that the streaming platform will announce the release dates soon, and the dates might be somewhere near October or November.