The Durrells season 4 will be coming this April like a breath of Corfu fresh air … though it may be leaving us rather sad by the end of it since this will be the final season for the show.
Recently, ITV announced that the fourth and final season of the family drama starring Keeley Hawes will be back on Sunday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. London time — if you’re reading from America, the hope is that you’ll see the show (entitled The Durrells in Corfu stateside) back in action a little bit later this year.
Regardless of where you’re located, the trailer that CarterMatt has for you below offers up quite a bit as you see Louisa and the rest of her family continue to try to find ways to make this place feel a little bit more like home. At the end of season 3, the decision was made for the family to get more into the lodging business, which makes sense given that they almost always feel stuck with people wanting to stay with them anyway. We’re hoping that this means new and eccentric guests who bring another slice of flavor to the community — and also challenge the family’s way of life. These characters are already a lovely group of oddballs with unique ambitions, whether it be keeping the community safe or just trying to be there for the local wildlife. (Doesn’t The Durrells have some of the most delightful animals out of anywhere on TV?)
Romantically, one of the larger questions that does remain is the status of Louisa and Spiros after the heartbreak at the end of season 3. It’s hard to know with certainty what’s going to happen since so much of that is going to be up to Spiros himself … but we know that there are plenty of people who would like to see these two together. While there has been tragedy in Corfu, we do think that the point of Durrells is to showcase a loving, warm community of likable people. For this show to have an ending that equates to an anvil falling on everyone’s head would be a little to sad and quite strange for it. Regardless of what happens with Louisa and Spiros, we’re crossing our fingers and hoping for a celebratory conclusion where the characters are happy and also preparing for a future together — whether it be in Corfu or elsewhere. We like the idea of them remaining there, largely because it’s such an unusual home, but where elver they end up as long as they are together we will be happy.
This is the sort of show that really has made this place into an idyllic, wonderful destination where you can go and feel like part of the family. British shows seem to have a real knack at this — think about the sort of buzz Poldark generated for Cornwall, or the Downton Abbey effect around Highclere Castle. While Outlander may be for an American network in Starz, it’s brought about substantial gains in tourism for Scotland.
The Durrells has put Corfu on the map for many, and even if they never visit, this show makes them at least feel like a part of the world. For the time being, that’ll be enough to feel satisfied.
What do you think about The Durrells season 4 being the final season of the show, and is there anything you are especially hopeful to see? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: ITV.)