ITV has confirmed that The Durrells series 4, which starts filming next month, will mark the end for the much-loved drama. The final series of The Durrells will shoot in Corfu, as usual, as the cast and crew bid farewell to show.
Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone, Milo Parker, Alexis Georgoulis, Miles Jupp, Anna Savva, Yorgos Karamihos and Lucy Black will all return for series 4 to wrap up The Durrells for good. Simon Nye will once again pen the scripts.
As for what this final chapter in the story of The Durrells will entail, ITV’s announcement gave us this synopsis:
“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, struggling to get his risqué Black Book published, is enjoying the love of two ballet dancers, whilst heartbroken Leslie has thrown himself back into his job and shooting. True to form, Gerry continues to collect animals, ambitiously planning to open a zoo with a new owl and some lemurs joining the menagerie, and Margo seeks a new challenge, starting her own beauty salon.
Keeley Hawes offered this statement, ahead of returning to work on the show for the last time:
“I’m delighted to be heading back to Corfu for a final series of The Durrells. 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.”
And here’s a fun little behind-the-scenes fact for you: Steve Barron, who directed the show’s very first episode, will return to film the finale. The rest of the final series will be shot by Roger Goldby.
The Durrells‘ series 4 release date has not been confirmed yet, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.