After Master of None‘s three-year hiatus, Netflix has finally confirmed that Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang‘s acclaimed comedy series is indeed coming back for its third season sometime in May. According to Collider, the new season will be titled Master of None Presents: Moments in Love which will now put the spotlight on Emmy winner Lena Waithe‘s character Denise instead of Ansari’s lead character Dev. The Rise of Skywalker actress Naomi Ackie was reportedly in talks for a new role in the third season.
Master of None Season 3 reportedly consists of five episodes which are all directed by Ansari from a script he co-wrote with Waithe. The second season previously included a Denise-centered episode titled “Thanksgiving,” which revolved around the character’s coming out story. The said episode won both Waithe and Ansari an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing.
Based on the comedic viewpoints of Aziz Ansari, Master of None follows the personal and professional lives of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner.
The series was created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, who also serve as executive producers along with Michael Schur, Dave Becky, David Miner and Igor Srubshchik. It is a Universal Television production for Netflix.
The first season had earned three Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series with Ansari and Yang winning an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. The second season was again recognized and was awarded two Emmy wins for Ansari and Lena Waithe’s Outstanding Writing. Ansari had also received his first Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy.