After four years of waiting, the third season of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None” is coming next month on Netflix, according to a tweet from the @NetflixQueue account. The previous season on Master of None had aired back in 2017, and was put off when allegations of sexual misconduct were made against Ansari, and it almost led to the cancellation of the show.
About Aziz Ansari’s Master of None Season 3 show
Aziz Ansari, 38, wrote, created and starred in Master of None, which is about an actor in his 30s who tries to navigate through his romantic, professional and personal life.
The show will reportedly return with a five-episode season, and the season has been directed by Aziz Ansari, and written by Ansari and Lena Waither. This season will run under the title “Master of None Presents: Moments in Love.”
The new episodes are believed to focus exclusively on the first two seasons’ supporting character Denise, played by Waithe. The character and Waithe were the focus of the second season episode “Thanksgiving,” which won Ansari and Waithe the Emmy award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy. Ansari also won an Emmy in this category for the first season of the show and shared it with co-creator Alan Yang.
Master of None season 3 will be more focused on Lena Waithe’s character ‘Denise’
According to Variety, the upcoming episodes may focus less on Ansari and more on co-star Lena Waithe’s character Denise, who was prominently featured in the Season 2 episode “Thanksgiving,” which won a writing Emmy for Ansari and Waithe.
In April 2017, the series was put on a pause after the second season. Aziz Ansari explained the break to Vulture, saying: “I don’t know if we’re going to do a Season 3. I wouldn’t be surprised if I needed a looonng break before I could come back to it …. I’ve got to become a different guy before I write a third season, is my personal thought. I’ve got to get married or have a kid or something. I don’t have anything else to say about being a young guy being single in New York eating food around town all the time.”
Master of none almost Got Cancelled due to Sexual misconduct allegations against Aziz Ansari
In 2018, Aziz Ansari got caught up in the midst of sexual allegations against him. A Brooklyn photographer accused Ansari of making her feel “pressured” into sex. The unnamed woman revealed, in an interview with babe.net, that she was speaking up after she saw that he wore a “Time’s Up” pin at the Golden Globes that same month.
In the interview, the woman went with the pseudonym Grace, to protect her identity, and talked about how during their date with Ansari, she felt he had been overly aggressive, and had pressured her into sex.
“It really hit me that I was violated,” she told the reporter. “I felt really emotional all at once when we sat down there. That that whole experience was actually horrible.” She said that he ignored numerous “cues” indicating that she “wasn’t interested” in getting physical — and proceeded to take her clothes off anyway and engage in oral sex.
In March 2018, Waithe referred to the accusations in an interview with Vanity Fair, saying, “At the end of the day, what I would hope comes out of this is that we as a society … educate ourselves about what consent is — what it looks like, what it feels like, what it sounds like.”
Aziz Ansari’s Response to the allegations
Ansari just stopped his public appearances when the allegations took place. But in 2019, he did a stand-up tour that was broadcast as the Spike Jonze-directed Netflix special “Right Now,” in which he addressed the accusations. “There’s times I felt scared,” Ansari said to the audience. “There’s times I felt humiliated. There’s times I felt embarrassed. And ultimately, I just felt terrible that this person felt this way.” He explained that he wanted to “become a better person.”
“I think it also just gave me perspective on my life,” he said during the set at the time, adding that he was scared he would never be able to do stand-up comedy again.