Netflix has released the behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming third season of Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang‘s acclaimed comedy series Master of None, which is scheduled to make its return this Sunday on May 23. The video features interviews by Ansari, Yang, and Lena Waithe as they talked about their completely different direction for the new season, which is a departure from the first two seasons. It also highlighted Ansari’s growth as a storyteller as well as the process of converting a soundstage into a unique-looking house that has depth and structure as part of the season’s overall visual story.
Directed by Ansari from a script he co-wrote with Waithe, Season 3 will be titled Master of None Presents: Moments in Love which reportedly consists of five episodes that will chronicle the relationship of Denise and her partner Alicia portrayed by Emmy winner Lena Waithe and BAFTA winner Naomi Ackie. Production on the upcoming season was done in London during the ongoing pandemic.
The new season is a modern love story that intimately illustrates the ups and downs of marriage, struggles with fertility, and personal growth both together and apart. Fleeting romantic highs meet crushing personal losses while existential questions of love and living are raised. Season 3 delivers an evolution of the series that remains tethered to previous seasons while breaking new storytelling ground of its own.
Master of None 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 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.
Check out the Master of None Season 3 featurette below!