Don’t worry. It’s real. Lifetime has renewed its UnREAL TV show for a fourth season, even though the season three premiere has been pushed out until early 2018.
A fictional drama depicting life on the set of Everlasting — a dating reality TV series — UnREAL stars Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Josh Kelly. Learn more from this Lifetime press release.
(Excerpted from a multi-show release.)
LIFETIME BOLSTERS SCRIPTED CONTENT
WITH SEASON FOUR RENEWAL OF UNREAL,
SEASON TWO PICK UP OF MARY KILLS PEOPLE
AND START OF PRODUCTION ON PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU
Los Angeles, CA – July 28, 2017 – Lifetime ups its premium scripted content with new season greenlights of the critically-acclaimed drama series UnREAL for a fourth season and freshman drama Mary Kills People for a season two, it was announced today by Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime. The renewal of UnREAL comes ahead of its much-anticipated third season, which will debut in early 2018 alongside Mary Kills People. Lifetime’s scripted fare also includes the straight-to-series psychological thriller from Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, YOU, starring Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail, which begins production this August. In line with Lifetime’s Broad Focus initiative, more than 50% of directors for these series are female, and are predominately produced and written by women.
“It’s an exciting time for all women when a female-directed movie, featuring a female superhero, tops the summer box office,” said Gateley of today’s announcement. “In television, Lifetime is the top tier destination for hiring female writers, directors and producers and we continue to celebrate the everyday, real-life heroes in our programming.”
UnREAL- Returns Early 2018
UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a hit dating competition program, Everlasting. UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby), renowned for her skills manipulating her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program’s dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King (Emmy®-nominated Constance Zimmer), demands. Season three features Everlasting’s new feminist “suitress,” Serena (Caitlin FitzGerald, Masters of Sex), who is determined to have her pick of eager male suitors. Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and produced by A+E Studios, seasons three and four are helmed by showrunner and executive producer Stacy Rukeyser. UnREAL season three is also executive produced by Shapiro, Robert M. Sertner, Sally DeSipio, Peter O’Fallon and David Solomon. UnREAL is the first scripted series fully produced and distributed by A+E Studios. A+E Networks also handles global sales for UnREAL, which has been sold and airs in more than 100 territories.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the UnREAL TV series? Are you happy it has been renewed for season four on Lifetime?