‘All Creatures Great and Small’ star reveals what’s ahead for Tristan in Season 2

Callum Woodhouse has provided some hints for the next season of All Creatures Great and Small.

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, the rebooted period drama series premiered on Sunday nights on PBS earlier this year.

All Creatures Great and Small chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

It was a big hit for Channel 5 in the UK last autumn and the show was swiftly renewed for a second season.

Six brand new episodes and another Christmas special began shooting earlier this month in the Yorkshire Dales in England and the cast are “so excited.”

Callum Woodhouse, who’s returning as Tristan, has been chatting about his hopes for Siegfried’s younger brother in Season 2: “I think the great thing about Season 1 is that Tristan started as a very lazy character, and just wanted to be boozing all the time and chasing women, whereas James was the complete opposite of that.

“He was nose-down and really, really work-focused. And I think, by the end of Season 1, they’ve balanced each other out. James has made Tristan more work-focused, and Tristan has made James loosen up a bit and be able to have a good laugh.”

The Durrells star said: “I’d like to see that continue, really, and see them both continue to have fun, but also crack on when they need to. Episode 6 was personally my favorite of the whole season, where they come together and they solve it themselves, and it’s James and Tristan, and they absolutely smash it and it comes through.

“I just think was the perfect end for both of those characters. So I’d like to see a continuation of that type of thing.

He added: “For me, the character beat at the end of the Christmas special, where Tristan has spent the entire season lying to Siegfried about about this and about that, and then it ends with Siegfried lying to Tristan about him passing his exams—I just think it’s the most perfect, perfect beat for those two characters.

“But that can’t be the end of it. There’s probably got to be some serious repercussions for that, and their relationship is going to be shifting and changing and evolving. So I’m really, really excited to see what [screenwriter] Ben [Vanstone] has come up with.”

Woodhouse then joked: “I’ve also been promised that they’re going to dress me in another ridiculous outfit… We’ll see what that’s going to be this year. I think that elf costume has got a bit of a following. But I don’t know if I should be worried…”

We expect Season 2 to premiere in the UK this autumn on Channel 5, and in the US on PBS in early 2022.

In the meantime, check out this fun behind the scenes video!

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