As reported in June, Orange Is the New Black TV show veteran Samira Wiley will recur in five episodes in the upcoming third season of the You’re the Worst TV series comedy on FXX. Wiley has been cast as Justina, Gretchen Cutler’s (Aya Cash) therapist, in the modern look at love and happiness from writer and EP Stephen Falk. Chris Geere stars as Jimmy Shive-Overly, opposite Cash.
EW obtained an exclusive first look of You’re the Worst, season three, which premieres Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Check it out, below. Wiley teases her turn on You’re the Worst, created by Stephen Falk, who wrote the backstory for Poussey Washington — her character on OITNB. The You’re the Worst TV series cast also includes Edgar Quintero as Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian.
Wiley talked to Entertainment Weekly about You’re the Worst, season three.
What can you tell us about your character Justina, Gretchen’s new therapist?
Justina is a very new and young professional. She hasn’t been doing this for that long, and she really values professionalism. Gretchen is very difficult, so she comes in and challenges Justina’s textbook, follow-the-rules way of being a therapist. And Gretchen, as people often do, makes her have to adjust to a different way of seeing things.
What’s her relationship with Gretchen like?
The relationship with Gretchen definitely starts out as a professional one. And Justina is trying to desperately have it remain a professional relationship. But there are some funny things that happen in some of the episodes in terms of how Gretchen pushes the boundaries.
Do we learn a little more about Justina, beyond her relationship with Gretchen?
We get to see some teasers, not too much. We do get to see some of Justina outside of the office. [As teased in the photo above.]
What was it like stepping on set for the first time and interacting with the cast?
Orange really felt like my home set. So I sort of felt like the new kid in school, being on a different set. My experience was made so much better by everyone on set. Those actors are so warm and welcoming, genuinely excited for me to be there, and I felt excited to be there. Honestly, the best thing on set was – I’m a really big fan of Aya Cash (Gretchen). She’s such an amazing talent, and most of Justina’s scenes are with Gretchen. So just being able to be across from her and seeing her work was inspiring and such a memorable part of the experience.
What do you think? Were you a fan of Wiley on Orange Is the New Black? Do you plan to watch her on the third season of the You’re the Worst TV series on FXX? Tell us.