Netflix has unveiled the trailer for Aziz Ansari‘s Master of None season 3, but it comes with a twist. It appears the series will no longer focus on Ansari’s character, but on Lena Waithe‘s Denise instead.
Many doubted the return of Master of None after Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a then 22-year-old photographer in 2018. The allegation, which Ansari said he believed was consensual, sparked a huge discussion online about consent.
Ansari’s accuser, who remained anonymous, alleged Ansari pressured her into sex after they went out on a date together. Some argued her story sounded more like miscommunication, rather than overt sexual misconduct, while others called for the immediate cancellation of Master of None.
The series was never officially cancelled, however, leaving many questioning what Netflix would do. And its answer isn’t a surprising one: refocus the show on Waithe’s character.
Season 3, titled Moments of Love, is an intimate look at the relationship between Denise and her partner Alicia (Naomi Ackie), showcasing 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,” the synopsis reads.
While the season won’t focus on Dev anymore, I think I still spotted him briefly in the trailer.
Netflix also announced a release date for the third season, which will drop in Australia come May 23, 2021. If you want the exact time, set your alarms for 5pm.
Catch the trailer for Moments in Love, written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, below.
The first two seasons of Master of None chronicled the career and love life of Dev Shah (Ansari) as he swanned around town trying to make it as an actor, while trying not to be swallowed whole by the dating scene.
Denise, Dev’s best mate, was a recurring character in the first two seasons, who arguably had one of the best episodes in the series: Thanksgiving, episode 8, season 2.
Master of None seasons 1 and 2 are streaming now on Netflix.