Season 4 will be comprised of six episodes this time around, two down from the eight-episode third season order.
Keeley Hawes will once again reprise her role as Durrell family matriarch Louisa, with Josh O’Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone and Milo Parker are all returning as Louisa’s children. Greek actor Alexis Georgoulis will be back as chauffeur and love interest, Spiros.
Based on conservationist and author Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of books about his family’s time in Corfu during the 1930s, the fourth series will be once again written by BAFTA award nominee Simon Nye and filmed on the idyllic Greek island. (Need to know more about the family's real life history? We've got some info here.)
PBS’ official Masterpiece Twitter also celebrated the renewal announcement, but didn’t give away any information about a potential Season 3 broadcast.
There’s not much known at the moment in the way of Season 4 plot, which is something of a relief to those of us who haven’t even seen the third one yet. (Spoilers, and all.)
Here’s what we know so far about Season 3 of The Durrells in Corfu:
Louisa has made the decision to give up searching for love, choosing instead to focus on her family. However, with Larry struggling to write his third novel, Margo in search of a new vocation, Gerry continuing to grow his menagerie and Leslie juggling three different girls, Louisa has her work cut out. With an imminent arrival from her Aunt, Louisa hopes that Hermione will be able to help set her children back on the straight and narrow.
Season 3 aired on U.K. network ITV earlier this past spring. There is no U.S. airdate confirmed yet, but the drama aired in the Fall in 2017, so it seems likely a similar scheduling may happen here. Cross your fingers!
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