Apple+ comedy Trying is back for a fourth season, with stars Rafe Spall and Esther Smith starring in first look snaps.
The new season marks the first series since the actors’ real life romance was confirmed. Rafe and Esther went public with their romance in November 2022 after it was revealed he has split from his wife of 12 years, Hollyoaks star Elize du Toit.
In the upcoming series of Trying, which first aired in 2020, the couple’s life has fast-forwarded six years.
Nikki (Smith) and Jason (Spall) are experienced adopters having built a lovely little nuclear family, enriched by an extraordinary support network.
However, as their teenage daughter, Princess (Rayner), starts to yearn for a connection with her birth mother, Nikki and Jason find themselves confronted with the ultimate test of their parenting skills.
Apple+ comedy Trying is back for a fourth season, with stars Rafe Spall and Esther Smith starring in first look snaps
In the upcoming series of Trying, which first aired in 2020, the couple’s life has fast-forwarded six years and are now the parents of teenagers (Rafe pictured with Mickey McAnulty as Tyler)
In addition to Rafe and Esther, the cast includes Sian Brooke as Karen, BAFTA Award winner Darren Boyd as Scott and welcomes Scarlett Rayner as Princess and Cooper Turner as Tyler.
Rafe, 40, and Esther, 37, went public with their offscreen romance in November 2022, when they were pictured walking hand in hand.
The actor, who is the son of Timothy Spall, married former Hollyoaks cast member Elize in 2010 but the couple separated in 2021 after growing apart, according to The Sun.
In July 2022, Rafe told Filmhounds of his relationship with Esther: ‘I get to hang out with Esther all day. We really get on. She’s my favourite person I’ve ever done acting with.’
In another interview, he told Nerds That Geek: ‘People often comment on the chemistry that we have with each other.
‘And I’m really pleased that people enjoy it, but… they won’t enjoy it as much as we do.’
Rafe married Elize before moving to The Cotswolds with her in 2019. They share children Lena, 12, Rex, 11, and another seven-year-old son.
In a 2022 interview, Rafe said he regretted not spending more time with his children, telling the i newspaper: ‘Unfortunately I don’t have any other skills to exchange for cash.
The new season marks the first series since the actors’ real life romance was confirmed. Rafe and Esther went public with their romance in November 2022
The actor married former Hollyoaks cast member Elize du Toit in 2010 but the couple separated in 2021 after growing apart(Elize and Rafe pictured in 2017)
Family affair: Rafe (right) is the son of screen star Timothy Spall (left) (Timothy and Rafe pictured in December 2014)
‘This is all I have and so I have to go off and do my acting in order to keep them in hummus.’
Trying returns to AppleTV+ on Wednesday, May 22 with the first 2 episodes followed by new episodes every Wednesday through July 3.
The first three seasons of “Trying” are now streaming on Apple TV+.