Days before UnREAL’s second season premiere, Lifetime has greenlit a third season of the critically acclaimed scripted drama. Produced by A+E Studios, UnREAL’s third season is set for a 2017 release with a 10-episode order. Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, Everlasting. The series, starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer as producers Rachel Goldberg and Quinn King, aims to delve into racial politics of reality TV by casting a Black suitor. This season of UnREAL also features four female directors, including Shapiro, Appleby in her directorial debut, Janice Cooke and Nzingha Stewart.