The missteps of UnREAL Season 2 guaranteed that Lifetime would take a more cautious approach in Season 3, and the switch to a Bachelorette-type format is already off and running. We’ve officially found our next Everlasting star, now that Masters of Sex alum Caitlin Fitzgerald has signed on as the new leading star.

Per TVLine, the erstwhile Libby Masters will join UnREAL Season 3 as female Everlasting lead Serena, described as “a successful Silicon Valley venture capitalist who’ll win America over with her outward strength and inner vulnerability.” As-yet-uncast among the 25-something contestants are firefighter Owen, Wall Street investor Jasper, surfer August, and ballet dancer Alexi.

Elsewhere, UnREAL Season 3 has added its third showrunner in as many years, setting executive producer Stacy Rukeyser to take over from Carol Barbee, who herself assumed the position from series creator Marti Noxon. UnREAL has a few laps to run toward redeeming itself for Season 2, as our own Britt Hayes called the second run “just plain painful.”

Production will begin in February, with Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Craig Bierko, Josh Kelly, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Genevieve Buchner expected to return, so stay tuned for the latest.

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