“Time to celebrate BITCHES!” tweeted Constance Zimmer moments after Hulu released the fourth and — gulp — final season of “UnReal” on Monday, July 16. Zimmer continued, “ALL 8 episodes of #season4 #unrealtv JUST DROPPED ON @hulu TODAY! B O O M! Told you we had your back!” The first three installments of “UnReal” aired on Lifetime, but the cable network sold this fourth season to Hulu for a debut run, per our sister site Deadline. The final eight episodes will air on Lifetime at a later date.
“UnReal” stars Zimmer and Shiri Appleby as manipulative producers of a “Bachelor”-like reality TV show called “Everlasting.” It received two Emmy nominations for its breakthrough first season: Best Drama Supporting Actress for Zimmer and Best Drama Writing for co-creators Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. The show was also honored at the AFI Awards for Program of the Year (2016) and won the Peabody Award for Best Entertainment Programming (2016).
Season 4 of “UnReal” is essentially an “All Stars” season as it welcomes back former “Everlasting” contestants for one last hurrah. In our recent webchat with Zimmer, she spoke about the power of the show in the era of the #MeToo movement. “[There’s an] awareness that this is real. It’s not just exaggerated for television anymore,” she remarked.
Craig Erwich, Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Content, said in a statement, “‘UnReal’ has captivated audiences on Hulu since season one, so when this opportunity came to us, we knew we couldn’t miss out. This is a unique way to both satisfy fans of the show, while also continuing to introduce it to new audiences.”
Here is Zimmer’s tweet in its entirety:
ALL 8 episodes of #season4 #unrealtv JUST DROPPED ON @hulu TODAY! B O O M! Told you we had your back! Time to Celebrate BITCHES! #quinning Let the best crazy win! #finalseason pic.twitter.com/sSKoM1PeDh
— Constance Zimmer (@ConstanceZimmer) July 16, 2018