A popular fixture in the shounen anime scene Seven Deadly Sins (or Nanatsu no Taizai) is on its way to get a fourth season.
As of now, the manga is allegedly in its final arc, and thus, there is maximum possibility of production of season 4 starting once that has ended.
Originally it had been speculated that the manga would end in 2019, but after a BIG twist, the story backtracked and now is on its merry way to what may be its finale.
Regardless of if there is another cop-out ensuring the continuation of the source material or not, we will most probably get a new season in 2021 instead of 2020 (Seeing as the currently airing season 3 won’t finish till the beginning of Summer 2020).
Season 3 PLOT
Meliodas and gang’s war against the Commandments, angels, and the like is still on. After the recent revelations about *SPOILER* Elizabeth and Meliodas’ curse, the story has taken a rather dramatic route. While the manga is doing well, the anime has had its fair share of detractors.
STUDIO CHANGE in the pipeline?
Season 1 and 2 of the series have boasted an 8+ rating on popular anime site MyAnimeList, but Season 3’s score has plummeted to an abysmal 6s.
Some might attribute to Studio DEEN’s loving (or not) hand. Previously One Punch Man Season 2 had been sacrificed to the anime devil when it changed hands from Madhouse to DEEN. Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 received A similar fate as it was taken from A1 Pictures (who were busy lavishing attention to Fate Grand Order: Babylonia instead, also airing in the Fall 2019 season).
Season 3 has become less of an animated series and more of a slideshow- the downgraded production quality has become a trademark of the studio at this point. International fans have been clamoring for a change in the studio in charge- possibly to no avail.
Sometimes fan sentiments might work, but often anime is subservient to the corporate interests and thus beyond anyone’s control. One can only hope the production committee or the publishers may step in and hand the franchise to a more competent studio. In the meantime, the fans are encouraged to stick to the manga- it is much better at any rate.