UnREAL is already renewed for Season 3, but how much longer can it survive?
The Lifetime drama has just hired new showrunner Stacy Rukeyser to help revive the show’s creative fortunes. Per THR, Rukeyser revealed how she plans to keep the show alive for Season 4:
How will the upcoming season be different from the previous one?
We’re just working this out right now and pitching to the studio and network. But I know what we all want to do — the network included — is really take the time to go deeper with our characters. In season two, I think we took some really big swings and were really proud of that. It’s not only really important for us to engage in the journey of our characters but also to engage with the cultural moment. That is similar to what we’re going to continue to do in season three, but in new and provocative ways. And to continue telling stories that I believe are incredibly relevant.
One criticism of season two was that there were too crazy moments without enough reflection. Do you feel the pacing was too fast?
I will say that there were a lot of things that were brought up that I don’t feel have been fully dealt with, and that I really want to explore in season three. So I guess to that extent you could say yeah, I don’t think that they were fully explored yet in season two. Listen, you have a choice when you go into season three: Are you just going to drop all of those things and pretend that they didn’t happen? Or are you going to really go for it and explore them and explore the ramifications of them and that’s sort of the direction that we’re going in.
UnREAL Season 3 premieres summer 2017.
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