'The Good Place' Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot: When is the NBC Show Back?

NBC and Netflix this week will start airing the final season of The Good Place. The cast will be back for 14 episodes that might finally see them reach the titular 'Good Place' as hinted in the Season 4 trailer. Plot details for the final season are under wraps, but fans are surely in for a wild ride before they say goodbye to Michael (played by Ted Danson), Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Jason (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) for the last time.

When is 'The Good Place' season 4 back on NBC and Netflix?

In the U.S., the release date for the premiere of The Good Place Season 4 will be Thursday, September 26 at 9pm ET/8pm CT on NBC. In a number of international territories, meanwhile, the first episode will air the following day from one minute past midnight PT on Netflix.

The final season will have 14 episodes, which will bring the series to a close at some point in early 2020. As ever, each episode of the comedy will be 22 minutes long.

For those who need a catch-up on the many twists and turns of The Good Place so far, the first three seasons are streaming now on Netflix. Season 4, meanwhile, is not expected on the streaming service in the U.S. and Canada until fall 2019.

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The cast of 'The Good Place' Season 4 NBC

Who is in the cast of 'The Good Place' season 4?

All of the principal cast members will be back for the final episodes of the NBC show, with Michael, Eleanor, Tahani, Chidi, Jason and Janet to be joined by Shawn (Marc Evan Jackson) and the Judge (Maya Rudolph) as the 'Soul Squad' try and prove that humans are capable of being good.

The beginning of Season 4 of The Good Place will see Eleanor acting as The Architect of the fake 'Good Place', overseeing humans like gossip columnist John Wheaton (Brandon Scott Jones) and Chidi's ex-girlfriend Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste).

With the series coming to an end, a number of previous fan-favourite characters from the show may return, including Derek (Jason Mantzoukas), Trevor (Adam Scott) and Eleanor's sister Donna (Leslie Grossman).

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The cast of 'The Good Place' Season 4 may finally reach the real Good Place according to the trailer NBC

What will happen in 'The Good Place' season 4?

The season will follow on from the events of the Season 3 finale, which saw the team forced to wipe Chidi's memory after Shawn tried to ruin the experiment by putting his ex-girlfriend Simone into it. Season 4 will therefore start with Chidi having no knowledge of the thousands of times he fell in love with Eleanor over the many reboots of the fake Good Place.

However, after three seasons of the gang making their way through the fake Good Place, The Medium Place, the mailroom of The Good Place and even Janet's Void, it looks as if they might actually make it to the real Good Place in Season 4.

The trailer for the series features a scene where we hear Michael say "we're in The Good Place." The ever-sceptical Eleanor replies, "you have told us a lot of lies in the last 300 years, so seriously where the fork are we," before realising that her inability to swear means she may have arrived after all.

Then again, the promo also features a scene in which the Judge may have been transformed into a burrito, so all may not be as it seems.

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Kristen Bell and Ted Danson as Eleanor and Michael in 'The Good Place' Season 4 NBC

Is there a trailer for 'The Good Place' season 4?

NBC have released a number of promos for the final season of their critically-acclaimed comedy. As well as the three minute promo mentioned above, which sees the cast share their memories of four seasons of The Good Place, the Peacock has also released a sneak peek scene from the upcoming episode.

This scene introduces new neighbourhood resident Linda, whose boringness makes Eleanor wary that she is a trap, as well as a "baby elephant made of pure light who tells you true secrets of the universe" (sample secrets: "Shirley Temple murdered JFK" and "Stonehenge was a sex thing.")

The Good Place's YouTube page also has a recap video for fans trying to remember where they left Michael, Eleanor and the gang.

'The Good Place' Season 4 starts Thursday, September 26 on NBC