Apple TV+ Renews Heartwarming Comedy 'Trying' for Season 4

Esther Smith and Rafe Spall in "Trying" (Photo: Apple TV+)

Apple TV+ has renewed its heartwarming British comedy Trying for a fourth season, just a few days ahead of the premiere of the Season 3 finale on the streaming service.

Apple, it must be said, deserves a lot of credit not just for believing in its original series—cough, looking at you, Netflix—but for not making fans agonize for weeks or months on end to find out about their fates. Trying was the streamer's first British comedy and one of the first dozen or so programs to launch on the platform when it initially premiered in May of 2020. Trying has yet to break out of its "critically acclaimed" bubble into the larger mainstream pop culture conversation the way that other Apple TV+ programs like Ted Lasso and Severance have. However, the heartwarming series is one of the network's most underrated offerings and treats it with a complex and potentially difficult topic with genuine care and nuance.

The current season sees Nikki and Jason adjusting to life as new parents with two children they are still getting to know and struggling to keep their new family together. That proves to be trickier than they initially thought. Thrown straight into the parental deep end, Nikki and Jason's relationships with each other and their nearest and dearest are tested as they desperately try to navigate the ups and downs of parenting — while hanging onto their kids and their sanity.

Given that we don't know precisely how the third season will end yet, there's precious little to go on about what Season 4 will look like or what kind of story it will tell. But, the description for the Season 3 finale hints that Nikki and Jason make "an impulsive decision" just as they prepare to find out whether they'll be allowed to keep raising the kids. 


In addition to Smith and Spall, the Season 3 cast also includes Eden Togwell and Mickey McAnulty as kids Princess and Tyler, along with Oliver Chris (King Charles III ) as Freddy, Sian Brooke (Guilt), Darren Boyd (The Outlaws), and Robyn Cara (The Rising). 

Trying is created, written, and executive produced by Andy Wolton, with Jim O'Hanlon serving as director and executive producer and Josh Cole also serving as executive producer. The Season 3 finale premieres on Friday, September 2 on Apple TV+. (Seasons 1 and 2 are already streaming in full on the platform.) 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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