Report: The Durrells to end in 2019
UK period drama The Durrells is set to end with its fourth series next year, according to reports.
Shooting on season four is due to take place in September.
The show, written by Simon Nye, is based on three books by Gerald Durrell recounting his family’s four years on the Greek Island.
But The Mirror reports the vast majority of the adventures in the books have been told.
Keely Hawes, who plays mum Louisa Durrell, in demand whilst Josh O’Connor who plays eldest son Larry will portray Prince Charles in seasons 3 and 4 of The Crown.
A third season premieres in Australia tonight on BBC First.
An ITV spokesman declined to comment on the show’s future.
Update: Now confirmed.
Executive Producer Sally Woodward Gentle says: “We’re going back to Corfu for one last firefly fuelled adventure of love and mishap. 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…”
Actor and Executive Producer, Keeley Hawes added: “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.”