Mistresses EP K.J. Steinberg has confirmed that the ABC drama’s Season 3 renewal fate should be known by the end of September.
In a chat with TVLine, she also confirmed plans for the would-be third season:
“We would never have written this to be an ending to the series. We architected it for a Season 3. And we have hope that we will get one so we can continue to tell these stories and play out these dramas.”
That said, “if we have the misfortune of not getting [renewed], we still feel that we’ve told some great stories this season and ended the series on some great, great questions,” she continues. “Ultimately, these women’s lives go on — and the complications keep tracing back to every action they’ve taken since the pilot. That feeling and that train keep moving. If it ends here, it would be very, very sad for us. But if I had known that it would end here, I don’t think I would have ended it any other way.”