Deadline is reporting that HBO boss Casey Bloys has given an update on plans for a third season of Divorce.
The series, which follows the split between characters played by Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church, last aired in early March, which made an absence of news this morning at HBO’s TCA panel curious. Bloys tells Deadline that a writer’s room has been opened after the series changed showrunners for the second time, as season two writer Liz Tuccillo has subbed in for showrunner Jenny Bicks. Should the cast and executives feel good about the scripts being produced, the premium cable network will go forward with a third season, a decision on which should be made by the end of the summer.
Since Divorce wrapped its second season on March 4th, HBO has aired and made renewal decisions on Westworld, Silicon Valley, Barry, Succession, and Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, as well as set plans for their late summer (e.g. Ballers, Insecure) and fall (e.g. The Deuce, Camping) schedules. Though the series received mixed reviews for its decidedly melancholy first season, season two was well-received and held up okay in the ratings despite having to air during event season.
In addition to Parker and Church, Divorce stars Molly Shannon (Enlightened), Talia Balsam (Mad Men), and Tracy Letts (Homeland).
You can check out what KSiteTV had to say about Divorce season two here.