BBC drama The Split coming back for third and final series

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Sister/BBC
Photo credit: Sister/BBC

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Nicola Walker and Stephen Mangan's hit legal drama The Split has been renewed for a third and final series.

Once again, creator Abi Morgan will be responsible for writing the new batch of episodes, while Bridgerton and The Crown's Dee Koppang O'Leary will be lead director.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Unfamiliar with The Split? Well, the action takes place in London's cutthroat divorce industry and hovers a magnifying glass over the complex lives of the three Defoe sisters Hannah, Nina and Rose, as well as their redoubtable mother Ruth.

Morgan said: "It's great to be back writing for the Defoe family, and to dive once more into the complications of their lives and those of their clients.

"In the final series of this bittersweet trilogy, Hannah faces the heartbreak of her own divorce, and the fight to save her family and her marriage. Siblings clash, past mistakes are exposed and hearts are broken as Noble Hale and Defoe notches up more billable hours in the divorce capital of the world."

Meanwhile Walker, who plays Hannah, also went on to say: "I can't wait to be back in the Defoe family, we are all looking forward to the journey Abi has planned for us.

"I don't know if Hannah will cling to the wreckage or walk away, but I do know it's going to be a fantastic ride."

Stephen Mangan, Annabel Scholey, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay and Chukwudi Iwuji will all return, and filming of The Split's final series is due to start later this year.

The Split series one and two are available to stream over on BBC iPlayer.

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