The Split series 3 – First look at the show’s final run

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As the series concludes, writer Abi Morgan will make her directorial debut.

The BBC have revealed a few first look shots of The Split series three, which is also set to conclude the show.

While this final series began filming in June, and is not due to air until 2022, their primary reason for doing so is to announce that writer Abi Morgan, the creator of shows like The Hour and River, is set to direct one of the five episodes:

She said: “So much of a writer’s life is solitary that it has been a complete joy to direct and to finally get to work with the brilliant cast and crew and be part of the magic that happens between first read-through and final edit, that I normally don’t get to see. Terrifying as I have worked with some truly great directors in my time, but it was a pleasure to join The Split directorial team helmed by Dee Koppang O’Leary. Having tried it I hope it won’t be my last time.”

And here’s the write-up form the press release:

Set in the fast-paced, complex world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, The Split is an authentic, multilayered and witty examination of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce. Following the messy lives of the three Defoe sisters, Hannah (Nicola Walker), Nina (Annabel Scholey) and Rose (Fiona Button) and their formidable mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay), Abi Morgan is set to conclude the trilogy with the most dramatic and heartbreaking series to date, as we watch a divorce lawyer confronted by her very own divorce.

Adding fuel to the fire, the catalyst to the breakdown of Hannah and Nathan’s marriage, Christie (Barry Atsma), will also return to the final series, which sees Hannah and Nathan’s formerly rock-solid marriage unravel as they try to come to an amicable separation agreement.

As Hannah and Nathan begin to divide up their 20 years together, Hannah faces what she is about to lose and a shocking revelation dramatically changes the stakes. As the battlelines are redrawn, we wonder if their dream of achieving the ‘good divorce’ is even possible. Will they find a path through the wreckage, or is The Split simply too deep to repair?

Created, written and co-directed by Abi Morgan, The Split is produced by Sister for BBC One, co-produced with Little Chick and AMC Networks.

Series Three is executive produced by Sister co-founder Jane Featherstone, writer and creator Abi Morgan, Lucy Dyke and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Dee Koppang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown) will be the lead director.

The show will air on BBC One, and in the US on BBC America (as well as being available to stream on AMC Networks’ Sundance Now service).

The Split series one and two are available on iPlayer, so there’s ample time to catch up before the new series!