P-Valley is officially returning for another season on Starz.
The network announced Thursday it ordered a 10-episode third season of the hit drama series, created and executive produced by Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall.
“I am blessed beyond measure for this opportunity to write the next chapter of P-Valley,” Hall said in a statement. “With its complex, dynamic, and beautifully flawed characters, this show is a love letter to marginalized communities in the American South who rarely see themselves reflected on screen.”
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Season 2 premiered in June. Per Starz, the second season was its most-watched show domestically, averaging 10.3 million viewers per episode across all platforms. That’s a 23 percent increase from the first season.
“P-Valley continues to keep viewers on the edge of their seats as it captures the nuances of the Mississippi Delta with an unprecedented level of humanity and artistry,” said Kathryn Busby, president of Original Programming at Starz. “This layered drama gets beyond the glitz through authentic and complex characters that have captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike. We cannot wait to see what Katori has in store for us in season three.”
The series is based on Hall’s play “Pussy Valley.” Lionsgate Television produces P-Valley for Starz. Hall serves as showrunner and executive producer. Dante Di Loreto is also an executive producer on the series.
Set against the rural Mississippi Delta in the fictional town of Chucalissa, the hour-long drama tells the story of The Pynk strip club and the characters who strut through its doors.
According to the official description for season 2, “P-Valley revealed a whole new Pynk as it struggled to remain open during a pandemic, a battle for the throne, and the possibility of some new blood shaking up the locker room.”
The cast included Nicco Annan (“Uncle Clifford”), Elarica Johnson (“Autumn Night”), Brandee Evans (“Mercedes”), Shannon Thornton (“Miss Mississippi”), J. Alphonse Nicholson (“Lil’ Murda”), Parker Sawyers (“Andre”), Harriett D. Foy (“Pastor Woodbine”), Dan J. Johnson (“Corbin”), Morocco Omari (“Big L.”), Dominic DeVore (“Duffy”), Tyler Lepley (“Diamond”), Jordan M. Cox (“Derrick”), Skyler Joy (“Gidget”), John Clarence Stewart (“Big Teak”), Miracle Watts (“Big Bone”), Shamika Cotton (“Farrah”), Gail Bean (“Roulette”) Psalms Salazar (“Whisper”), Loretta Devine (“Ernestine”), Thomas Q. Jones (“Mane”), and Bertram Williams, Jr. (“Woddy”).
The series premiered in 2021 and last year won an outstanding guest performance Image Award for Loretta Devine.
A premiere date for P-Valley season 3 will be announced later.