Bye, bye Portwenn…
Martin Clunes will hang up his stethoscope in a final 10th season of Doc Martin.
Filming of the grumpy Cornish GP will begin in 2021 and air later in the year (UK).
Martin Clunes and producer Philippa Braithwaite on behalf of production company, Buffalo Pictures, said in a joint statement, “We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin. When we launched the series in 2004 we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have. The series has avid fans both in the UK and throughout the world and we are thrilled that Doc Martin has topped the ratings every time.
“However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn. We will be making the tenth and final series in 2021 and we are very much looking forward to returning to Cornwall to film it.”
ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill said, “I just want to thank Martin and Philippa and everyone involved in Doc Martin, because it’s a brilliant, beautifully made series that has delighted audiences for many years. I am pleased that we are making series 10, and sad this will be the last, but respect their decision to bring it to a close.”
Created by screenwriter Dominic Minghella, the series airs in Australia on ABC, 7TWO and Acorn TV.