Overlord wrapped up two of its three seasons this year, and I feel like it’s been a great year for all the fans. Season 3 of the series finished just recently, and now we are heading towards Season 4. I’m sure that you all want to know when Overlord Season 4 will premiere, and whether it’s going to be in 2019 or not. Well, that’s exactly what we will be discussing in this post. So, get ready.
Also, this post contains minor spoilers from Overlord Season 3, so please don’t read ahead if you don’t want to be spoiled. With that out of the way, we can continue. First, let’s talk about the most important thing, and that’s whether we are even getting Overlord Season 4, or not. At this point, I’m pretty sure that Overlord Season 4 will come out.
Overlord Season 4 Release Date
There is no way that Overlord will end with Season 3, and being successful as it is, it doesn’t make any sense for Overlord not to return. The return may take time, but it is definitely going to come back. So when exactly will Overlord Season 4 premiere?
I’m pretty sure that most of you are probably looking at a 2019 release, and while that is not impossible, I don’t think that Overlord will be back next year at all. The story needs to make sense to be able to proceed smoothly, and that is something that isn’t possible right now. The Overlord novels are not in chronological order.
What the anime does is, they adapt the parts that they think will make the most sense moving forward. They don’t follow the novels when it comes to the order, and that’s going to be a big problem moving forward. According to what we’ve heard, Overlord Season 4 is going to be adapted from Volume 10, but it is very different from the light novel, and the web novel. So, we’re in quite a pickle.
You’d think that the manga can be adapted, but it is even further behind the anime, so there’s no point in adapting the manga either. Also, there happens to be a lack of material for the Overlord series to progress. If the anime adapts Volume 10, 11 and 12 for Overlord Season 4, then Overlord Season 5 will take years to return. On the other hand, if they do decide to wait, we won’t get Overlord Season 4 next year.
Things aren’t looking good for Overlord right now, so I’m guessing that Season 4 of the show will premiere in 2020, and that’s only wishful thinking. Madhouse has a problem with production, and they have dropped several projects midway as well. I won’t be surprised if they do the same with Overlord, but I don’t think that they would’ve come so far in the first place. My guess is that Overlord Season 4 may premiere in 2020, at the earliest. However, a 2021 release would seem more comfortable for them.