While fans of the runaway Lifetime hit UnREAL wait for the season 2 premiere on June 6th, they received some good news today from the network.

Days before UnREAL’s second season premiere, Lifetime has greenlit a third season of its critically acclaimed scripted drama, UnREAL with a 10-episode order.

The announcement was made today by Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime.

The third season of UnREAL is set for a 2017 release.

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.

Having already tackled relevant matters of gender politics, the series, starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer as producers Rachel Goldberg and Quinn King, will stir up the drama in season two when Everlasting casts its first-ever African American suitor.

Returning as series regulars are Craig Bierko as Everlasting’s creator, Chet, who is on a quest to reclaim his full power on set; Josh Kelly as Jeremy, Rachel’s ex-boyfriend and Everlasting’s director of photography; and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Jay, a field producer whose ambitions run far beyond the show.

Everlasting’s new suitor Darius Hill, an All-American football star, will be played by B.J. Britt.

**Photo courtesy of Lifetime/Stuart Pettican**

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