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ITV made an official announcement today about the future of Doc Martin.
Set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn, the medical comedy-drama launched in 2004 and has aired 70 episodes to date.
It’s now been confirmed that Doc Martin will be back next year – but the tenth season will be the show’s final instalment in the life of the grumpy Cornish GP.
Martin Clunes (Vanity Fair) will return as Dr Martin Ellingham in the new episodes, which are set to begin filming on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall next spring.
Actor Martin Clunes and producer Philippa Braithwaite commented: “We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin. When we launched the series in 2004 we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have.
They said: “The series has avid fans both in the UK and throughout the world and we are thrilled that Doc Martin has topped the ratings every time.
“However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn. We will be making the tenth and final series in 2021 and we are very much looking forward to returning to Cornwall to film it.”
ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill added: “I just want to thank Martin and Philippa and everyone involved in Doc Martin, because it’s a brilliant, beautifully made series that has delighted audiences for many years.
“I am pleased that we are making Series 10, and sad this will be the last, but respect their decision to bring it to a close.”
Season 10 will air on ITV in the UK in late 2021 and will premiere in the US on Acorn TV.
The complete Doc Martin collection is available on DVD on Amazon.