It’s been close to four years since the last season of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None dropped on Netflix, but there were rumblings earlier this year that the series would be back, and it seems that those rumblings were legit as Netflix has quietly revealed that the third season of Master of None will be dropping this May.
Here’s just a taste of what’s coming to Netflix (in The US) this May! pic.twitter.com/adTg3mwxEd
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) April 21, 2021
As you might notice, there’s no specific date for the return of Master of None this May, but I imagine we’ll be hearing something more specific in the coming weeks. The first two seasons of Master of None starred Anzi Ansari as thirty-something actor Dev Shah as it followed his romantic, professional, and personal experiences, but it’s been said that this new season will be shifting the focus to Lena Waithe’s Denise instead. Reports from earlier in the year indictated that Naomi Ackie had also joined the cast.
Prior to the debut of the second season of Master of None in 2017, Aziz Ansari told Vulture that he wasn’t sure whether or not they were even going to do a third season. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I needed a looonng break before I could come back to it,” Ansari said. “I’ve got to become a different guy before I write a third season, is my personal thought, I’ve got to get married or have a kid or something. I don’t have anything else to say about being a young guy being single in New York eating food around town all the time.” The following year found Ansari accused of sexual misconduct, and although the actor largely retreated from the public eye following the allegations, Netflix’s then vice-president of original content Cindy Holland said that they “would be happy to make another season of Master of None when Aziz is ready.“