“The Split” Brand New Spin-off Series!


The BBC has confirmed it will be returning to the world of The Split with a spin-off series which introduces a new set of characters and legal battles. 

Two years ago the third and final series of exciting legal drama The Split, created by Abi Morgan, was aired.

The show delved into the intricate world of family law, focusing on the lives and relationships of a group of divorce lawyers working at a prestigious London firm. Nicola Walker starred as Hannah Stern, the show’s leading divorce lawyer whose own tumultuous love-life hits rock bottom.

This new six-part The Split spin-off series will be titled The Split Up, and will introduce a brand new family of legal experts – the Kishans.

The official synopsis reads: “Kishan Law is a British-Asian high net worth family law firm in Manchester, noted for its clientele and its reputation. They are the ‘go to firm’ for Manchester’s elite who come to them for their excellence, integrity, and discretion. But the future and legacy of Kishan Law hangs in the balance when a family secret from the past comes to light, throwing their professional and personal lives into turmoil.”

Speaking of the series and its new creative team, Abi Morgan says, “After the success of The Split, it’s been great to see The Split Up take shape in lead writer Ursula Rani Sarma’s capable hands, reinvigorating all that audiences love.

“A new legal family, grabbing at life in a new city, battling new legal cases, as the professional and personal deliciously collide. A brilliant new cast of characters caught in the messiness of love, marriage, deception and divorce, make it their own.

“It is ripe to be taken into the hearts of anyone who loved the show.”

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At the heart of The Split were the three Defoe sisters: Hannah, Nina, and Rose – all lawyers at the family firm founded by their mother, Ruth. The Split Up will be set in the same universe, but will be written by Ursula Rani Sarma.

The Split was well-received during its four-year stint on BBC One, including a National Television Award nomination for Returning Drama.

The show skilfully explores the intricacies of divorce cases, offering a nuanced portrayal of the human experience in all its messiness. As the Defoe sisters navigate the challenges of representing their clients while grappling with their own personal demons, “The Split” explores themes of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and self-discovery.

Hannah McLaren

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