‘F is for Family’ is an insanely popular animated sitcom created by the comedian Bill Burr and ‘The Simpsons’ writer Michael Price. It tells the story of the Murphys, a somewhat dysfunctional Irish-American family living in the 1970s. The show has received critical acclaim and has a huge fan following around the world. Season 1 of the show premiered on Netflix on December 18, 2015. A year and a half later, on May 30, 2017, ‘F is for Family’ made a return to viewers’ screens with Season 2. Subsequently, on June 28, 2017, the show was renewed for a third season, which premiered one-and-a-half years later again, on November 30, 2018.
Recently, on January 24, 2019, Netflix announced that ‘F is for Family’ had been renewed for a fourth season. However, no dates for the premiere of Season 4 has been released as of now.
F is for Family Season 4 Cast: Who is in it?
Bill Burr stars in the lead role as Frank Murphy, a short-tempered Korean War veteran, navigating the suburban life. His character is prone to profane rants and emotional abuse and the concept of political correctness has no meaning to him. His favorite pastime involves sitting in front of the television and drinking beer.
Joining Burr is Laura Dern, who plays Frank’s wife Sue. Justin Long will be back to play the Murphys’ rebellious 14-year-old son Kevin. The teenage delinquent is a cannabis-smoking juvenile with a foul mouth, who often gets into trouble with his parents. The cast is also joined by Debi Derryberry as Frank’s little “princess” Maureen Murphy, and Haley Reinhart as the voice of Frank’s younger son Bill. Meanwhile, Sam Rockwell voices Vic, the Murphys’ loud, womanizing, drug-addict neighbor. In Season 3, Vince Vaughn joins the cast as Chet Stevenson, a new new neighbor.
F is for Family Season 4 Plot: What is it about?
Based partly on the life of comedian Bill Burr and his experiences while growing up in 1970s Massachusetts, ‘F is for Family’ is set in 1970s America and all that is associated with it. The show follows members of the middle-class Murphy family, all of whom have their own personal struggles to face. While beer and TV lover Frank tries to make ends meet by working at the airport, he also has to try and maintain relationships with his wife Sue, and his kids, among whom Kevin is shown to be a particularly rebellious lad. Meanwhile, other members of the family, too, have their own problems to contend with – while Sue struggles with the frustration of being a housewife, the rebellious Kevin is shown to be a chronic pot smoker who has aspirations of becoming rock musician. Frank’s other son, Bill, just wants to have fun, but has to endure the ups and downs of being the middle child. Finally, Frank’s young daughter, Maureen, has to strike a balance between her tomboyish tendencies and the expectations society places on her by virtue of her being a girl.
The personal struggles faced by the Murphys take place in the backdrop of middle-class anxiety, stagflation, and the prevalence of sex and drugs that was so characteristic of urban 1970s America. In this sense, the show is as much a period drama, as it is a family drama, and it would be fair to say that the showmakers have handled both aspects equally well. At the same time, despite the profanity and the rawness, the show also succeeds in being genuinely funny, and is also replete with ‘that’s how things were back then’ references.