Idris Elba confirms return date for his 1980s-set sitcom ‘In the Long Run’

In the Long Run returns to our screens this summer!

Created by and starring Idris Elba, the Luther actor’s semi-autobiographical comedy series is based on his childhood in London during the eighties.

In the Long Run made its debut in March 2018, returning last year for a second season.

The show is described as “a warm-hearted, period drama based on true, ordinary yet extraordinary lives.”

Season 3 will air weekly on Wednesday nights on Sky One in the UK from 22nd July, with the whole new season available to stream on NOW TV from that date.

The official synopsis reads: “Creator and executive producer Idris Elba is back on our screens as Walter Easmon, alongside wife Agnes (Madeline Appiah), younger brother Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola).

“Bill Bailey returns as Bagpipes with wife Kirsty (Kellie Shirley), work colleague Rajesh (Neil D’Souza) and Kobna (Sammy Kamara) back on the decks.”

Fans in the US can catch up on every episode so far with a 7-day free trial of the Starz channel on Amazon Prime.

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The producers revealed: “The third series … sees the welcome arrival of Walter’s mum from Sierra Leone with Walter desperate to impress.

“Bagpipes has a near death experience that makes him question the meaning of life. Valentine finally finds love and Kirsty sets up her own catering business all while Agnes gets suspicious as some developers start taking an interest in the Eastbridge Estate, threatening the very existence of the community.”

Sky’s Jon Mountague added: “Our chests are puffed out with pride for the return of Idris Elba’s award-winning In The Long Run. Chapter 3 has more LOLs than ever and as we’ve come to expect, is shot through with family, community and togetherness.”

In the Long Run is available to watch on Amazon Prime.