Golden Globe Nominee Alan Yang Says ‘Master of None’ Still Hasn’t Committed to Season 3 (Exclusive)
By Stacy Lambe
Master of None is now a three-time Golden Globe nominee -- but the fate of the series is still to be determined.
Following an acclaimed second season, the Netflix series co-created by Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari, who also plays Dev onscreen, earned two nominations -- Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy. Aziz was previously nominated in the same category in 2016.
Yet, for all the recognition, the show’s return has yet to be confirmed. “We haven’t committed to season three. Maybe we will do it at some point—we’re still talking about it,” Yang reveals to ET while discussing the 2018 Golden Globe nominations.
And when it comes to being recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he says it’s “all just gravy.” “It’s so nice to have everyone on the show, to have their hard work recognized,” he adds. In its first two seasons, Master of None has won two Primetime Emmys, including one for Yang’s writing on season one, a Critics’ Choice Award and a Peabody.
While written in reaction to accusations against Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, season two of Master of None included a subplot about a renowned chef and TV host (played by Bobby Cannavale) who partners with Dev on a new TV series and is later accused of sexual harassment. Released in May, the episode resonated even more with audiences following an explosion of accusations against several men in Hollywood that followed this fall, including new allegations of sexual harassment against Chef Mario Batali, who has taken “full responsibility” for “any pain, humiliation or discomfort” he has caused.
When asked what it’s like to see how people are watching and reacting to the show now, Yang says “it’s definitely weird.”
“It’s obviously horrible -- the cause of some of these stories -- but ultimately a good thing that the allegations are being brought to light and people are being believed,” he continues, adding that the news (and even the current political climate) doesn’t really affect their approach to the show, especially if the series gets picked up for a new season. “I think we just keep doing what we do on the show and write about stuff that we’re passionate about.”