Has ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ been cancelled?

Earlier this month Derek Jacobi announced that Last Tango in Halifax would not be returning for more episodes.

The BBC’s hit comedy-drama series launched on BBC One in November 2012 and ran for three seasons. It returned for a two-part Christmas special in December 2016.

Creator Sally Wainwright’s new period drama series, Gentleman Jack, will air on BBC One next year and a third season of Happy Valley is also in the pipeline.

Jacobi, who plays Alan in Last Tango in Halifax, told Radio Times: “[Wainwright is] a wonderful writer, but she’s got so much work that Tango is finished. It’s very sad, we all loved it.”

However, following the actor’s comments, a BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy: “Sally [Wainwright] is presently engaged with another BBC project, but has every intention of revisiting Last Tango when she is able to.”

So it looks like a fourth season is still a possibility, although fans might have quite a wait!

The Last Tango in Halifax Christmas specials will be released on DVD soon.

Derek Jacobi can currently be seen in the new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, in cinemas everywhere now.