‘UnREAL’ season 3: Co-creator on possible ‘redemption’ arc


The second season of “UnREAL” ended on Lifetime Monday night in about as crazy a way as possible. While some of the men at “Everlasting” in Chet and Jeremy were on the back-burner for much of the season, they both came back in a big way in the final episode. In particular, Jeremy went from being a guy fired from the show and barely escaping criminal charges to the person responsible for saving Rachel and Quinn from being locked in prison. Granted, it took him being responsible for the deaths of Yael and Coleman in order for that to happen.

So where do we go for many of these characters next? Obviously Quinn and Rachel are going to be primary components in the story, but as co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro explained to The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview, there could be a focus on turning Chet back around and have him be much more involved than he was in season 2:

“The idea for season three is that they’re all as low as they have ever been and this is as bad as it can get. Everybody is going to be looking for redemption. Watching Chet trying to truly redeem himself to become the man he’s supposed to be is something we’re interested in doing.”

As for Jeremy, we’ll just have to wait and see precisely how he factors in. We can’t imagine him ever being a romantic interest for Rachel again after what happened between the two of them, but at the same time she and much of production may have some gratitude towards him over the risk he took for all of them. It’s complicated, and that’s the best sort of story for this show to tell.

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