Sad news here. The much-loved sitcom Count Arthur Strong – from Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan – has come to an end. The BBC confirmed the news to the Radio Times, noting that there are “no current plans for a further series” at the corporation.
The show’s third series failed to attract too many extra viewers, in spite of moving to a prime time slot. Those who did watch the show tended to get an awful lot of fun out of it. Series four, at least at the BBC, is not going to happen, though.
That said, the character is likely to live on, not least through stage work. The same BBC source added that “it’s just sadly reached the end of the line for now. Count Arthur Strong is such a loved character amongst the fans, I’m sure he’ll live on beyond the series. Graham Linehan is writing Motherland for us at the moment so we’re still very much working with him on projects also”.
More on that when we hear it. Hopefully, it won’t be long before Count Arthur Strong is back on our screens in some form, too.