Five Stars: “…finally the school-gate sitcom is back for a third term – and it certainly didn’t disappoint…”
“Motherland’s return has to be one of its best series yet, stuffed with joke after joke, character development and outstanding performances from its seasoned cast. A hugely entertaining watch that I’ll be definitely be bingeing a second time” – Radio Times
Four Stars: “…hilarious…” “…when it is at its best, it is glorious” – The Guardian
Four Stars: “…with its acutely observed characters, knockout cast and knack for wringing hilarity from the most banal of events, Motherland is an unhinged delight – London Evening Standard
Four Stars: “…Motherland is back, and back to its squirmingly socially embarrassed best” – Independent
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NEW YORK – June 22, 2021 – Premiering exclusively in North America and available as a full season binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ on Thursday, July 8, Britain’s favorite gang of moms (and dad) is back for a third season of Motherland, navigating the pitfalls of middle-class parenting and the complicated politics of the school gates.
In the new season, Julia’s (Anna Maxwell Martin, Line of Duty) elderly mother Marion (Ellie Haddington, Enola Holmes) has moved in thanks to failing health, so Julia is faced with the prospect of granny proofing her house. The only silver lining to this horror arrives in the form of Julia’s new builder who turns out to be quite the DILF. Meanwhile, Amanda (Lucy Punch, Bloods) navigates the humiliation of divorce from Johnny (Terry Mynott, The Windsors), single mum Liz (Diane Morgan, Intelligence) launches herself back into the world of work, and Kevin (Paul Ready, Flack) tries everything to rekindle the spark with wife Jill. Highflyer Meg (Tanya Moodie, A Discovery of Witches) faces big health issues and Anne (Philippa Dunne, The Nevers) has to cope with a growing family. All this while the moms grapple with Mother’s Day, the looming choice of secondary schools, a nit pandemic, and the school trip from hell. This season also includes a memorable guest appearance by beloved BAFTA-Award winning actress Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Amanda’s poisonous mother.
Motherland season three, A Sundance Now Exclusive Series, is a Boom Cymru TV Ltd and Merman MMXVII production. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Holly Walsh (The Other One), Helen Serafinowicz (Fit) and Barunka O’ Shaughnessy (Breeders) serve as writers and Simon Hynd (There She Goes) serves as director. Lionsgate distributes the series internationally.
SEASON THREE EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS – ALL EPISODES AVAILABLE AS BINGE PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JULY 8
Episode One – “Christmas Special”
It’s time for Amanda’s Festive Soiree (dress code: tinsel and tiaras) and nothing says Christmas like Evil Santa, Anne’s Porn Star Martinis and a strict ban on dark drinks indoors.
Episode Two – “Nit Blitz”
As a nit pandemic sweeps the school, Julia stands accused of triggering a second wave, so she throws a nit treatment party that brings all the drama (and headlice) to her door.
Episode Three – “Catchment Area”
Liz has a shock as she helps Kevin navigate his divorce, Amanda battles Meg over trampoline club, and Julia considers religion in a bid to get Ivy into the right secondary school.
Episode Four – “Mother’s Day”
Mother’s Day leaves Julia feeling ignored while Meg’s family spoil her rotten and Amanda endures a passive aggressive lunch with her appalling mother Felicity (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous).
Episode Five – “School Trip”
Julia, Liz and Meg endure the school coach trip from hell with their nemesis Ashley (Martha Howe Douglas, Ghosts) while Kevin helps Amanda pack up her shop with unimaginable consequences.
Episode Six – “Surprise Birthday”
At the PTA charity FUNraiser, Julia resolves to leave Paul for her builder Garry, Kev’s attempts to clear the air with Amanda backfire, and Anne finally loses her rag.
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