Please Like Me
Josh Thomas (center) will direct an episode of "Please Like Me" for its third season. (Pivot)

‘Please Like Me’ returning to Pivot

Here’s some good hump-day news: Pivot’s funny drama—or is it dramatic comedy?—”Please Like Me” has begun production on its third season in Melbourne, Australia.

The series was created by comedian Josh Thomas, who writes and stars in the show he based upon his standup comedy and real-life experiences. He adds another job this season, according to Pivot.

“This time around I’m going to direct an episode for the first time, which I’m pretty sure will involve me wearing a monocle and yelling action into a cone,” Thomas said in the release.

“Please Like Me” tells the story of Josh, a young gay man navigating his world that includes “a bipolar mother, a father in a mid-life crisis, a newish baby sister, an anxiety-ridden boyfriend, a peripatetic ex-girlfriend and an unmotivated best friend,” Pivot says.

It’s a wry, down-to-Earth and often moving account of how relationships with friends and family evolve as we grow into adulthood. Filled with cringe-worthy humor, it is sweet, funny and completely genuine.

Emily Barclay (“Light Between Oceans,” “Suburban Mayhem,” ABC TV’s upcoming “Glitch”) joins the cast for Season 3.

Thomas is back as Josh and is joined by returning cast members Caitlin Stasey (as Claire), Thomas Ward (Tom), Hannah Gadsby (Hannah), Keegan Joyce (Arnold), Debra Lawrance in her award-winning role of Mum, David Roberts (Dad), Renee Lim (Mae) and Josh’s dog, John.

The 10-episode third season will air on Pivot later this year.

“Please Like Me” has earned nominations for the International Emmy Awards, the Rose d’Or Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards, the Logie Awards, and nine AACTA Awards (Australian Academy awards) where it has won trophies for Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay in Television and Best Performance in a TV Comedy.

Read my “Please Like Me” Season 1 review at RedEye by clicking here.