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Aziz Ansari became a familiar face on the small screen thanks to his scene-stealing role as Tom Haverford on NBC's Parks and Recreation, and he has become one of the funniest folks on Netflix thanks to his series Master of None. The first season was a hit for the streaming service, and the second season is only a couple of weeks away from premiering. Now, Ansari has weighed in on whether a Season 3 could happen, saying this:
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.
Master of None stars Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah, who kicked off the series as a slightly successful New York City actor. He'd been mostly coasting off of a Go-Gurt yogurt commercial in his career, and his various shenanigans with friends in the city kept him pretty busy. Season 1 ended with him broken up with his girlfriend and moving to Italy to raise his pasta game; according to Ansari in his chat with Vulture, the action of Season 2 will pick up on Dev Still in Italy.
Considering that Netflix has given Aziz Ansari the freedom to do pretty much whatever he wants with Master of None, it makes sense that he's not sure if the show will ever come back for a Season 3. If he's in charge, he can control the creative process that would or would not result in a third season. Ansari went on to say this about why he would probably need the big break for a potential Season 3:
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.
The first season took Dev on a journey much like a less successful version of Aziz Ansari's as an actor, and the second season will once again set Dev on a path similar to Ansari's. Evidently Ansari has now run out of personal material that would bring the laughs in a fresh way after Season 2. If a major change happens in his personal life, he may feel inclined to bring Dev back for another batch of episodes.
If Season 2 is as successful as Season 1, we can bet that Netflix will be willing to accommodate whatever schedule Aziz Ansari wants. The first season scored nominations in four comedy categories at the 2016 Emmys, including Outsanding Directing, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Comedy Series, and Outstanding Writing. Ansari and his writing partner Alan Yang took home the top prize for Outstanding Writing.
Master of None Season 2 will debut on Tuesday, May 15 at 12:01 a.m. PT. Take a look at our 2017 Netflix schedule to see all the upcoming premiere dates, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well.