The Split Season Three in Production


Production has started in London on Abi Morgan’s returning drama The Split for its third and final season.

Nicola Walker, Annabel Scholey and Fiona Button are returning as the Defoe sisters, alongside Deborah Findlay, who plays their formidable mother Ruth, and Stephen Mangan, who plays Hannah’s husband Nathan. The production has also revealed the return of Christie, played by Barry Atsma, the catalyst to the breakdown of Hannah and Nathan’s marriage in season two.

Set in the fast-paced, complex world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, The Split is created by Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour) and executive produced by Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, Giri-Haji, Utopia), Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror, Ripper Street) and Lucy Richer (Small Axe, The Salisbury Poisonings, The A Word).

The Split season will air in 2022 on BBC One in the U.K. In the U.S., the third season will air on BBC America and be available to stream on AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now, which also has the first two seasons available now to watch anytime.

Morgan said: “For every writer there are characters that stay with them, long after a show is over, Hannah Defoe and her family are just that, and it’s been a welcome balm after a difficult year globally, to reunite this brilliant cast. The Split has been building to this exhilarating final act for the Defoes as they navigate their way through the marital make-up and break-up, both personally and professionally, at Noble, Hale and Defoe. They say you can’t have new beginnings without endings, and I want to say a big thank you to the BBC and AMC, and the fans who have kept running by our side.”

Sister Co-Founder Jane Featherstone and EP Lucy Dyke said, “We’re delighted to start production on this glorious third series of The Split. Abi’s scripts are beautiful and we can’t wait for our wonderful cast to bring them to life in the hands of lead-director Dee Koppang O’Leary. We’re also thrilled to be adding Lara Pulver to our Split family this season. Our thanks to the BBC and AMC Networks for their continued commitment and unwavering support. The final part of Hannah and Nathan’s story is, as expected, very emotional—be prepared for tears!”

Lucy Richer, executive producer for the BBC, said, “The Split is one of our most-loved and most-talked about drama series and we’re thrilled to be back in production with series three. As ever, Abi Morgan’s incredible writing sparkles with truth and honesty, wit and heartbreak. It is fantastic to be back with the Defoes, with Hannah and Nathan facing their biggest challenge yet, how to survive the break up of their marriage, and navigate their own divorce.”

Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks, added, “We’re excited to start production on The Split’s final series, which will offer BBC America viewers and Sundance Now subscribers the perfect send-off for this acclaimed British drama.”