THE SPLIT 3 CONFIRMED: Damien Molony to return in last series of BBC legal drama – filming now!
Damien is returning for the third and final series of The Split
The Split Series 3 has begun production with Damien confirming his return as Tyler Donaghue on his official Instagram page.
Our fave actor will appear in the legal drama again alongside the three Defoe sisters (Nicola Walker, Annabel Scholey and Fiona Button), their mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay) and Hannah’s husband Nathan (Stephen Mangan). Barry Atsma returns as Christie, with Chukwudi Iwuji (Zander), Rudi Dharmalingham (James), Elizabeth Roberts (Liv Stern), Ian McElhinney (Prof Ronnie), Anna Chancellor (Melanie Aickman).
Lara Pulver joins the cast as Kate, a leading child psychologist with Dee Koppang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown) as lead director.
The third series will be the last in a trilogy written by Abi Morgan, who says, “For every writer there are characters that stay with them, long after a show is over, Hannah Defoe and her family are just that, and it’s been a welcome balm after a difficult year globally, to reunite this brilliant cast. The Split has been building to this exhilarating final act for the Defoes as they navigate their way through the marital make up and break up, both personally and professionally, at Noble, Hale and Defoe. They say you can’t have new beginnings without endings, and I want to say a big thank you to the BBC and AMC, and the fans who have kept running by our side.”
Sister Co-Founder Jane Featherstone and Executive Producer Lucy Dyke said, “We’re delighted to start production on this glorious third series of The Split. Abi’s scripts are beautiful and we can’t wait for our wonderful cast to bring them to life in the hands of lead-director Dee Koppang O’Leary. We’re also thrilled to be adding Lara Pulver to our Split family this season. Our thanks to the BBC and AMC Networks for their continued commitment and unwavering support. The final part of Hannah and Nathan’s story is, as expected, very emotional – be prepared for tears!”
Lucy Richer, Executive Producer for the BBC, says, “The Split is one of our most-loved and most-talked about drama series and we’re thrilled to be back in production with Series 3. As ever, Abi Morgan’s incredible writing sparkles with truth and honesty, wit and heartbreak. It is fantastic to be back with the Defoes, with Hannah and Nathan facing their biggest challenge yet – how to survive the break up of their marriage, and navigate their own divorce”.
Damien’s character Tyler was at the centre of dramatic cliff hanger ending for series 2, after his surprise wedding to Zander.
The action picks up ten months later in series 3, we cannot wait to see what happens next!
Watch this space for all the news as we get it!
The Split Series 3 will air on BBC One in 2022, In the U.S. The Split, Series 3 will air on BBC America and be available to stream on AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now.
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