The BBC and Sundance TV have renewed The Split for a third and final season, according to Deadline. Once again produced by Sister (Chernobyl), this season of divorce law drama will be led by director Dee Kopang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown).
While there is a new director for the project, Abi Morgan, the BAFTA and International Emmy-winning creator of the show will return once more to write, according to Variety. In addition, Nicola Walker (MI-5, River), Stephen Mangan (Green Wing), Annabel Scholey (Walking on Sunshine), Fiona Button (Flack, Grantchester), Deborah Findlay (Vanity Fair) and Chukwudi Iwuji (Designated Survivor) will all return to star, according to Deadline.
The Split follows the Defoe family, sisters Hannah (Walker), Nina (Scholey), Rose (Button) and their mother, Ruth (Findlay). Morgan said this final season will chronicle divorce lawyer Hannah’s own divorce struggles and bring in the rest of the family.
“It’s great to be back writing for the Defoe Family, and to dive once more into to the complications of their lives and those of their clients. In the final series of this bittersweet trilogy, Hannah faces the heartbreak of her own divorce,” Morgan said, according to Deadline, “and the fight to save her family and her marriage. Siblings clash, past mistakes are exposed and hearts are broken as Noble Hale and Defoe notches up more billable hours in the divorce capital of the world.”
Season two of The Split was the third most watched drama on BBC iPlayer in 2020, raking in about 19 million streams, according to Variety.