‘All Creatures Great and Small’ writer reveals if there’ll be a third season

There’s great news for fans of the new All Creatures Great and Small series!

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, Channel 5’s hit revival launched in 2020.

The show chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

Following the huge success of the first season, a second season recently began airing in the UK, ahead of its US premiere in early 2022 on PBS.

We can now confirm that All Creatures Great and Small will be returning for a third season.

Showrunner and lead writer Ben Vanstone told journalists at a recent launch event for Season 2 that “there’s plenty more to come” for the show.

Discussing the future of the series, he said: “Yes, I think we are looking forward to a third series. I don’t think that’s a surprise.”

Vanstone also revealed that he was originally planning for All Creatures Great and Small to run for four seasons, but he now believes it could carry on for even more.

He explained: “I think that when we started the show, we had in mind arcs for these characters that took them across a number of series and initially, it was kind of four series. But everything in this show plays out slower than you think it would.”

Vanstone added: “I think in other shows, you sort of risk the need to have more stories and more action and more things happening, but with our show, it’s the antithesis of that. We kind of give everything time.”

Season 3 is expected to begin filming in Yorkshire, England early next year.

It’ll probably then air on Channel 5 in the UK next September, and on PBS in the US at the start of 2023.

In the meantime, following Season 2’s finale later this month, there’s a one-off Christmas special to look forward to on Channel 5 in December.

Fans of the classic All Creatures Great and Small series can also see original Tristan actor Peter Davison playing the vicar in ITV’s new version of The Darling Buds of May!

Titled The Larkins, the series begins in the UK this weekend.

All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.