‘The Durrells’ To End With Season 4
As Season 4 of ITV drama ‘The Durrells‘ begins filming in Corfu next month, the broadcast has also confirmed it will be it’s last.
Based on conservationist and author Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of books about his family’s time in Corfu during the 1930s, the fourth series will once again be written by BAFTA award nominee Simon Nye (‘Men Behaving Badly’, ‘Reggie Perrin’) and filmed on the beautiful Greek island. Keeley Hawes (‘The Missing’, ‘Bodyguard’) will reprise her role as matriarch, Louisa Durrell, along with Josh O’Connor (‘Les Miserables’), Callum Woodhouse (‘Cold Feet’), Daisy Waterstone (‘And Then There Were None’) and Milo Parker (‘Mr Holmes’) who play her unruly and spirited on-screen children in the ITV drama.
“We’re going back to Corfu for one last firefly fuelled adventure of love and mishap,” commented Executive Producer Sally Woodward Gentle. “It has been such an incredible journey following this warm and enchanting family come of age, but their adventures on the island have reached a natural conclusion. I can’t think about it without crying though…”
Following the events of the last series, the future is looking bright for the Durrells, with all of the family channelling their heartbreak in different ways. Choosing to keep herself busy, Louisa has opened the doors of the family villa as a guest house, but with Basil as their only paying guest, the business is still to find its feet and customers.
Meanwhile, Larry (Josh O’Connor), struggling to get his risqué Black Book published, is enjoying the love of two ballet dancers, whilst heartbroken Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) has thrown himself back into his job and shooting. True to form, Gerry (Milo Parker) continues to collect animals, ambitiously planning to open a zoo with a new owl and some lemurs joining the menagerie, and Margo (Daisy Waterstone) seeks a new challenge, starting her own beauty salon.
Other cast set to return include Alexis Georgoulis (‘My Life In Ruins’) as the charming Spiros, Miles Jupp (‘Howards End’) as hapless cousin Basil, Anna Savva (‘Genius’) as housekeeper Lugaretzia, Yorgos Karamihos (‘Love Is…’) as Dr. Theo Stephanides and Lucy Black (‘Jericho’) as Florence Petridis.
“I’m delighted to be heading back to Corfu for a final series of The Durrells,” adds actor and exec producer, Keeley Hawes. “It’s been such a wonderful series to work on and I’m so pleased that viewers have taken the family to their hearts as much as we have. I have no doubt that the brilliant Simon Nye will give the family a fitting and fabulous farewell.” For those of you missing your fix of Keeley Hawes, she can be seen later this month in Jed Mercurio’s ‘Bodyguard‘ on BBC One opposite ‘Game Of Thrones’ star, Richard Madden.
The fourth series of The Durrells will be executive produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd.’s CEO Sally Woodward Gentle (‘Killing Eve’) and Managing Director Lee Morris (‘SS-GB’), together with Keeley Hawes and Simon Nye. Roger Goldby (‘Call The Midwife’) directs and Steve Barron (‘Treasure Island’), who directed the first episode of season one will return to direct the series finale. Christopher Hall returns as producer.
‘The Durrells‘ Season 4 will return to ITV in 2019. The channel hasn’t given an official premiere date yet, but we would expect it to land around Spring 2019 based on the previous air dates.