Netflix has announced that its dramedy series Master of None, co-created by Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) and Alan Yang (The Good Place), will finally be coming back for Season 3 sometime in May. After a series of delays since Season 2 in 2017, the announcement was surprisingly quietly tucked under a “coming soon” column in a tweet from the streaming service sharing what’s ahead in May.
According to Variety, the season will consist of five episodes–although it’s unclear as of this writing if the series may adopt a model similar to other series, rolling out half of a season’s episode on one date, then the rest later. The first five episodes are under a banner titled “Master of None Presents: Moments in Love,” and these are expected to focus on Lena Waithe’s character, Denise. These episodes have reportedly been co-written with Ansari and Waithe.
That Master of None is coming back at all is somewhat of a surprise, and likely a divisive one. In January 2018, in the wake of #MeToo, Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman using the pseudonym “Grace.” Although public opinion was split on whether Ansari’s actions constituted sexual misconduct and whether these accusations trivialized the #MeToo movement, Ansari publicly apologized, and has largely stayed out of the spotlight. In 2019, he spoke about the controversy in a special titled Aziz Ansari: Right Now.
You can check out our rundown and recommendations of what to check out among what’s coming to Netflix in May.