At this point, it’s very likely that you’ve already heard plenty of folks sing the praises of FXX’s twisted comedy series You’re the Worst, but allow me to add one more to the pile. From creator Stephen Falk, the series follows Aya Cash, Chris Geere, Kether Donohue and Desmin Bourges as the central quartet of crazy, a Los Angeles-based group of friends and lovers with a skewed moral compass, and lucky us, Season 3 is just around the corner.
You’re the Worst started out under the radar, with a cast of unknowns playing ostensibly unlikable characters, but it quickly became a buzzed-about, word of mouth success thanks to its irreverent take on intimacy and relationships, a tremendous ensemble, and an earnest undercurrent of sweetness just beneath all the booze-fuelled misconduct. Then came Season 2, and along with it, an uncommonly unflinching and humanist portrayal of depression that turned the series into a bonafide critical darling. Now, we’ll see what happens as the gang tries to pick up the pieces in the wake of several Season 2 meltdowns, and the trailer promises plenty of madness ahead.
Season 3 debuts on FXX August 31 and boasts the welcome addition of Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley. Watch the trailer below.
For the uninitiated, learn a bit more about the worst of the worst in the Season 3 synopsis below:
You’re the Worst is an original, critically-acclaimed comedy series from Stephen Falk that takes a modern look at love and happiness told through the eyes of two people who haven’t been very successful with either. It’s the story of Gretchen and Jimmy; two lost souls who experience fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Sunday Funday, and friendship in Los Angeles only to find that sometimes the worst people make the best partners.
The narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive “Jimmy Shive-Overly” (Chris Geere) thinks all relationships are doomed. The cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn “Gretchen Culter” (Aya Cash) knows that relationships aren’t for her. After a whirlwind courtship, and a very rough post-cohabitation period of dealing with Gretchen’s clinical depression, Jimmy and Gretchen try to keep the good times rolling while confronting the terrifying fact that relationships grow and deepen even if the two individuals don’t. For Jimmy and Gretchen, the f-word is “family.”
Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges who plays “Edgar Quintero,” Jimmy’s once homeless war veteran roommate who is struggling to manage his PTSD while forging a post-combat life. Kether Donohue plays “Lindsay Jillian,” Gretchen’s best friend and former partner in crime who’s exploring her identity after her loveless marriage was resurrected by a surprise pregnancy.