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The Final Season of GORTIMER debuts July 15th on Amazon Prime USA

It’s been a long wait — too long — but your patience is about to be rewarded. The epic “second half of Season 2” Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in the USA on July 15th. (Amazon’s lawyers won’t let us call it “Season 3”.)

13 new episodes. One crazy street. Here’s the trailer:

Season 3 — I mean 2B — brings some surprises. Gortimer grapples with the news he might be leaving Normal Street. Mel adjusts to a life without her mother. And Ranger finally succumbs to the effects of taking on the weight of everyone else’s problems in a way you can only do on Normal Street. There are more than a few episodes in this batch that put a lump in my throat.

Check out the official announcement and first look at not-season-three of Gorimter on etonline.com.

There’s also a “bonus” retrospective trailer on the Amazon Prime Video web page-page. Check it out.

36 Comments

  1. I really hope this series is released on DVD/Blu-ray. It’s wonderful. I’m sorry to hear it has to end. :(

  2. My girls are sad that this series is coming to an end. Thank you for creating wholesome family entertainment that is funny and witty, with good morals without being preachy.

    • It was hard for us to say goodbye too. We’ve never shrunk from the real-life experiences of growing up on the show, and the truth is — all things must pass. Thank you for inviting us into your home, and I hope I’ll have something new to show you soon.

  3. Was the end of the series planned, or did Amazon cancel it? IMDB had a hyphen in the date, so I had no idea it was ending until it did.

    I can pretty easily discover a fault in any show, but there was none in this one. The concept was splendid, the writing was superb (as a burgeoning writer myself the writing has to be rather impressive to earn such praise from me) the actors were stupendous (I am running out of accolades) and the abject magical-ness which was interwoven into the story lines brought such a wonderful glow to each and every moral lesson (disguised as an escapade). An extra “bravo” for developing REAL female characters. Seriously. Thank you. I only wish I had had such a lovely role model as Mel when I was growing up.

    Had this show been marketed as a “regular” show (as in, not a kid show) it would have had a much wider audience. (There. I found the weakness. The show was undersold/improperly marketed) I am a 55 year old woman who very much enjoyed every single episode. I watched it from the beginning – due to the unusual name Gortimer, and at the end I kept hoping some weird plot twist would keep Gortimer on Normal Street. Wow. What a downer.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments, Anita. I planned for the show to be three seasons and done. Three years of middle school. I didn’t want to do high school drama. That’s a whole other thing. And I was happy to end it on a high note and go out before we ran the wheels off of it.

      I never thought of the show as a kid’s show. I wrote it for the kid in all of us. I’m glad it found its way to you. Thanks for watching to the end.

    • I agree 100%. I am 60 and got far more excited to watch new episodes than my 6 yr old twin grandsons…and they begged to watch more episodes all the time. We savored them. We want a friend like Gort, as we fondly refer to him. I an rather sick that the series seems to end. I want that future we saw to be only what Gort dreamed…and let the lives of Gort and friends continue to unfold together in the town.

  4. This show is amazing I don’t want it to end. The actors are fantastic. It’s so well written. I love how it handles the tough parts of growing up so well. I want to see more of Gortimer and the gang.

  5. Thank you for making one of the best series I have ever seen. I am 27 years old and honestly the last season made me both laugh and cry – I found it so moving and gripping, and I just wanted to thank you for sharing with us this amazing world of characters that remind us of what it’s like to be good and kind and caring. I’ll really miss Normal Street!

  6. I hate how gorrtimor moves

    • I know. We were all very sad on set too.

      I can only say — all things must pass, James. Part of growing up is sometimes having to say goodbye. In a world of endless sequels and prequels and sidequels, and where heroes are killed and resurrected and rebooted, we never have to face the truth sometimes. The show has never shied away from being truthful, even if it’s a truth that hurts a little.

  7. Will there be a “normal street” series with a new cast for 3 more seasons? Kind of like Degrassi did?

  8. My daughter and I have so enjoyed watching the Normal Street gang. The characters are interesting, kind, and quirkily authentic. There were tears when we watched the last few episodes. All mine. Lots of them. Thank you.

  9. As with several above I found that I probably enjoyed the show more than my kids.
    I loved that it dealt with kids having to deal with those things in life that are necessary, if regrettable, components of growing up.
    I loved that it was teaching morals for life in a way that I could see so clearly in adult retrospect, but which my kids were as yet blissfully ignorant of. Many times I found myself exclaiming to my 8 year old that I *really* loved the show, for reasons that were difficult to articulate to her in terms she would understand, but which I hope she will comprehend when it comes time for her to traverse those life hurdles depicted in the show.
    Finally I love the gender roles, with smart and independant girls, and creative and occasionally vulnerable boys.
    Desperately sad that it’s finished, but ever so grateful to have been able to come along for the ride.

  10. Such a good show…Hate that it had to end…watched it with my 11yr old son and 9 and 7yr old daughter we still talk about the show all the time

  11. This might be one of the best kids shows we have ever seen, we don’t seem to make quality shows for kids like this in the uk. We are watching it again, it was just so good…

    • Greetings from across the pond! I don’t know what’s on TV now in the UK, but if I can tragically date myself — I’ll always be grateful for The Tomorrow People! Anyway, thanks for watching.

  12. We haven’t watched the final few episodes as of yet, and look forward to these last cherished life lessons. My wife and I are in our 60’s and adopted an 11 year old girl, who absolutely loves the series, the characters and the magical life lessons weaved throughout the series. I have seen many shows for kids and adults in my life, none of them hold a candle to this series. My personal thanks and may God bless you and all involved in the show. Thanks

  13. Thank you so much for GG and his pals. Watching the series was a rare joy. I hope the series lives on in the Amazon catalog for a long time so that other people can discover it and enjoy it. It is one of the few shows I have seen that has something for everyone. I’m looking forward to what you dream of next.

  14. Watched with my 9 yr old daughter over holiday break – watched “late” into the night as we were instantly hooked! Great life lessons and values in fun and anything but normal situations – you have helped me bond with my daughter who will be starting middle school next year – thx for the memories

  15. I started watching this show with my boys (at the time, 6 and 4) when the 1st season premiered. We were hooked. We always looked forward to the next season. This last season was spectacular. Thank you for making a show that appealed to that kid in all of us. We will remember these characters for a long time.

  16. My 6 year old daughter and I laughed, cried and learned a lot together. Thank you Anaxagoras, Normal street will be passed down to my son and new daughter.

  17. So sad to realize there is no more. Why aren’t there more shows like this for my kids. We can both enjoy them together. Perfection. I never had concern with what they were watching. This filled a hole in the market.

  18. You did a fabulous job with this show. I enjoyed every episode. Thank you.

  19. Best Show Ever for my girls! We love this show and are so sad it has come to an end.

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