For everyone out there wondering about the future of The Durrells, especially with no new episode on PBS tonight, what should you know?
Well, for starters, that there is a considerable amount of work already done on season 4! In a post on Twitter (see below) from earlier this fall, series star Keeley Hawes confirms that filming on the latest batch of episodes is complete … at least the part that is set in Corfu. One of the show’s bigger well-known secrets is that it is actually filmed in two different countries; all of the exterior work is done on location in order for it to feel authentic, while most of the interior scenes are filmed on soundstages back in the UK. That makes doing the series more efficient and affordable — plus, it doesn’t displace most of the cast from their homes for significant stretches of time.
The Durrells season 4 was first confirmed many months ago and with that in mind, we’re mostly now excited to see what happens in the new year. For Louisa, we hope that there is a way to ease some of heartbreak after what happened with Spiros at the end of season 3. We do hope that there is some more good news for Leslie and some other characters; fingers crossed that we meet some new characters and see a new dimension of the series along the way.
We’ve said this before and we certainly do think that it is worth noting again — this is the sort of series that really could go on for however long that the cast and crew want for it to. The characters are still fascinating to watch and there are still so many different directions that the writing could take it. Moving into season 4, it does feel like Louisa is going to start looking at bringing in guests for pay, which is rather smart given that the show has a tendency to have guests fluttering in and out. This opens up the series to be able to bring in all sorts of colorful characters!
When could The Durrells season 4 come back?
At the moment, we anticipate a launch coming in the spring over on ITV; meanwhile, we feel like it will be back on PBS come next fall. It may be a rather long time for us to wait, but we do certainly think that it’s going to be worth it when some of the dust settles. (Also, we hope that we can get a few more little teases here and there on what lies ahead.)
What do you want to see when it comes to The Durrells season 4? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments below! (Photo: ITV.)