The Durrells will return for a fourth series on ITV
ITV has re-commissioned the beloved family drama starring Keeley Hawes and Josh O'Connor, with filming set to begin in Corfu later this year.
Keeley Hawes will return as English widow and matriarch Louisa Durrell for a new six-part series, alongside her wayward on-screen kids Lawrence (John O’Connor), Leslie (Callum Woodhouse), Margo (Daisy Watersone) and Gerald (Milo Parker).
Written by Bafta-nominee Simon Nye, the drama is based on the memoirs of conservationist and animal-lover Gerald Durrell about his childhood in 1930s Corfu.
Greek actor Alexis Georgoulis will also be back as taxi-driver (and love interest) Spiros – although the future of his relationship with “Mrs Durrells” looks uncertain.
Sally Woodward Gentle, founder of production company Sid Gentle Films Ltd, said in a statement: “We couldn’t be more delighted to be making more of The Durrells with our exceptional team and on the magical island of Corfu – it is a dream come true.”
ITV’s Senior Drama Commissioner Victoria Fea added: “The Durrells has proven immensely popular with viewers and critics alike, so we’re thrilled to have commissioned another series. Simon Nye’s writing is witty, big-hearted and hugely engaging, so we’re looking forward to seeing what the fourth series has in store.”
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