The third season of New Girl ended with the show’s two central characters, Zooey Deschanel’s Jess and Jake Johnson’s Nick, in new and potentially very weird territory with the two of them now being broken up but also still living together. A lot of fans of the show (myself included) wondered what the pair’s relationship would look like, and now, we have somewhat of an idea thanks to this brief sneak peak into the new season of New Girl.
In the video below, we get to see some footage from New Girl‘s fourth season premiere (including our first hilarious Schmidt moment of the new season), which focuses on the roommates competing to see who will be the first to hook up at the last wedding of the year. However, we also get a chance to hear Deschanel and series creator Liz Meriwether’s thoughts on the Nick/Jess breakup and what the former couple will be up to at the start of season four.
“Nick and Jess sort of realized that there not as compatible as they might have thought,” says Deschanel, talking about last season’s breakup.
“It’s opening up a whole new area of stories with them being exes, which I think is like a really interesting, fun, new territory,” Meriwether says about Nick and Jess’s dynamic at the start of the season.
The fourth season of New Girl starts on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. on Fox. The premiere will feature guest star Jessica Biel as Kat, “the world’s hottest scientist,” who competes with Jess for a guy’s attention at the wedding that she and the roommates attend.
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