UK drama Cold Feet is going on an extended hiatus.
Season Nine concluded in Britain this week but creator Mike Bullen, cast, producers and ITV all indicated the time was right to rest the drama before embarking on a tenth series, allowing time to pass before exploring the characters and their stories at a later stage.
Mike Bullen said: “We feel we’ve explored to our satisfaction the issues confronting the characters at this stage of their lives and we want to give them all a little time to move on, to put clear water between the stories we’ve told thus far and the issues they’ll be exploring when they are empty nesters staring down the barrel of grandparenthood. We’re looking forward to returning at a later date to document the agony and the ecstasy of the third age…”
Cast members James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Fay Ripley, John Thomson and Robert Bathurst all said: “The Cold Feet team have proved that life never stops being funny, challenging and bitter sweet. So, although the show will take a well earned break, we all look forward, when the time is right, to returning to warm the nation’s hearts once again.”
Kenton Allen, Executive Producer said: “We’re so proud to have brought Cold Feet back for four amazing series and are now taking a well earned holiday and saying au-revoir and definitely not farewell to a much loved series that has defined generations of ITV viewers.”
The series first launched in 1997 and ran for five series. It returned in 2016 for a further four.
Season Nine is currently streaming in Australia through Acorn TV.