CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses sexual misconduct.

Master Of None may return to Netflix for a third season despite the allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against the show’s creator Aziz Ansari, says the streaming service’s head of original content.

Cindy Holland provided an update on the comedy series at Sunday’s Television Critics Association event, saying Netflix has “certainly given some thought” to securing more episodes.

“We certainly would be happy to make another season of Master of None with Aziz,” Holland said.

Holland reportedly added she is yet to discuss a potential third season of the show with Ansari, but remains open to its return.

Her statement is the clearest declaration of intent regarding the series since allegations emerged in January that Ansari coerced a woman into sexual relations that made her feel deeply uncomfortable.

The woman, a 23-year-old photographer identified as Grace, told Babe that Ansari made repeated sexual advances on her throughout the course of a night despite her physical and verbal displays of discomfort.

In response, Ansari said “we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual,” and that he was “surprised and concerned” to read her perspective of the interaction.

The resulting conversation formed part of the larger cultural dialogue about consent and power dynamics in light of the #MeToo movement.


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Source: Variety
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