The drama series is back for a final season in April 2022

BBC One has announced that its popular drama series The split will return to the channel for a third and final season in April this year (2022).

Lara Pulver as Kate / Photo credit: BBC One

The splitwhich first aired in April 2018, will return to BBC One next month and continue the Defoes story.

The show was hugely popular in 2020 and, with over six million viewers and over 19 million streams, became the third most-watched drama series on BBC iPlayer that year.

The split is set in London, the heart of the city’s high-end divorce circuit, and follows the complicated lives of the Defoe sisters; Hannah (Nicola Walker), Nina (Annabel Scholey) and Rose (Fiona Button), as well as their difficult mother, Ruth (Deborah Findlay).

Deborah Findley as Rush Defoe / Photo credit: BBC One

Deborah Findley as Rush Defoe / Photo credit: BBC One

Abi Morgan, creator and writer, returns to bring the third and final season of The split to a conclusion. Season 3 will undoubtedly be the most dramatic and heartbreaking season of the series, as viewers will see a divorce attorney confront her own divorce.

The third season of The split will contain never-before-seen twists and turns, including the return of Christie (Barry Atsma) to the series. Christie’s appearance will see Hannah and Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan) marriage, once thought perfect, crumble as they attempt to reach an amicable separation agreement.

Ruth and Nathan / Photo credit: BBC One

Ruth and Nathan / Photo credit: BBC One

As once-happy couple Hannah and Nathan begin to separate their 20-year marriage, Hannah comes to terms with what she loses, and a shocking realization changes the stakes.

The split is a story of love, loss, grief for things that are not dead, and more, as the Defoe sisters face battle after battle in both their personal lives and their careers.

Barry Atsma returns as Christie / Photo credit: BBC One

Barry Atsma returns as Christie / Photo credit: BBC One

As clashes resume, the possibility of a “good divorce” is questioned; Has a path been carved through the wreckage, or is “The Split” just too much to handle?

The split returns to BBC One on April 4, 2022. Seasons 1 and 2 of the show can be watched on BBC iPlayer now.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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