The Split season 3: release date of BBC drama, who is in cast with Nicola Walker, trailer, is it final series?

The divorce drama is returning for a third series with a new addition to the cast

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It’s been two years since audiences broke down in tears watching Hannah Stern hold up her husband’s wedding ring which he had abandoned on their kitchen side.

But The Split is about to return for a third season which will explore the repercussions of the events of season two.

The Split follows the divorce lawyer family, the Defoes, as they deal with sibling drama and courtroom clashes.

Season two saw the seemingly indestructible marriage of lawyer couple Hannah and Nathan Stern fall apart after they both had affairs.

The third season of the show will pick up ten months after their split as the pair both negotiate the terms of their divorce.

Season three will also see Hannah Stern make the decision to leave the family firm she has been a part of for years to join a competitor.

Christie, the man who was largely to blame for Hannah and Nathan’s separation, will also make a return.

When is The Split season 3 release date?

The Split season three will air on Monday, 4 April at 9pm on BBC One - there are six episodes in the season and they will be released weekly.

All episodes of season one and two are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

Is there a trailer?

Yes there is, and you can watch it right here:

Who is in the cast of The Split season 3?

Deborah Findlay, Annabel Scholey, Nicola Walker, and Fiona Button star in The SplitDeborah Findlay, Annabel Scholey, Nicola Walker, and Fiona Button star in The Split
Deborah Findlay, Annabel Scholey, Nicola Walker, and Fiona Button star in The Split

Nicola Walker as Hannah Stern

Walker is returning as one third of the lawyer siblings, Hannah, and in a cruel twist will spend much of this season working out her own divorce.

Walker has previously starred as Ruth Evershed in Spooks and Gillian in Last Tango in Halifax.

Ironically, Walker’s upcoming project Marriage, will see her star alongside Sean Bean as a wife navigating the ups and downs of three decades of married life.

Stephen Mangan as Nathan

Mangan will return as Hannah’s soon to be ex-husband Nathan. A barrister himself, Nathan will also use his own legal expertise to try and wrangle himself the best out of their divorce.

Mangan is best known for his comedy roles, such as the part of Dr. Guillaume Secretan in medical sitcom Green Wing and Sean Lincoln in Episodes.

Annabel Scholey as Nina

Scholey will reprise her role as Nina, the middle sister and alcoholic in recovery who hopes she can stay that way.

Scholey has previously starred as Amena in the historical drama series Britannia, and as Clare Brown in the latest season of Doctor Who.

Fiona Button as Rose

The youngest of the Defoe sisters, Rose will begin the stressful process of adoption after she and her husband James fail to conceive.

Button has previously appeared in the sketch comedy series Cardinal Burns, and as Lucy in the Sara Pascoe series Out of My Mind.

Deborah Findlay as Ruth

Ruth is the formidable mother to the three lawyer sisters and will counsel Hannah on her divorce, no doubt becoming the mother in law from hell to Nathan.

Findlay’s previous credits include two separate in Silent Witness, and the role of Lynn in The Drowning.

Barry Atsma returns as Hannah’s love interest ChristieBarry Atsma returns as Hannah’s love interest Christie
Barry Atsma returns as Hannah’s love interest Christie

Barry Atsma as Christie

Christie, the man who slept with Hannah the night before her wedding to Nathan, is set for an unwanted (from Nathan’s point of view at least) return this season.

Atsma has appeared in several acclaimed Dutch dramas as well as in Episodes alongside Mangan.

Lara Pulver as Kate

Pulver will play the newly introduced character Kate, a child psychologist who is in a relationship with Nathan, and no fan of Hannah.

Pulver’s previous roles include as Claudine Crane in vampire drama True Blood, Irene Adler in detective series Sherlock, and Karen Stratton in crime drama The Alienist.

Will The Split return for season 4?

No, the BBC has confirmed that there will not be a fourth season of The Split.

The third season will tie up a few loose ends and resolve Hannah and Nathan’s divorce, one way or another.

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