The first trailer has been released for the new season of Last Tango in Halifax.
Written by Gentleman Jack creator Sally Wainwright, the BBC’s family comedy-drama series returns very soon after a three-year hiatus.
Last Tango in Halifax began in 2012 and tells the story of former childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, who reunite in their seventies.
The fifth season will see Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Nicola Walker and Sarah Lancashire all reprise their roles as Celia, Alan, Gillian and Caroline.
The official story synopsis for Season 5 reads: “Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid) are now seven years into their marriage but, having moved into a desirable bungalow with stunning views across the Calder Valley, they aren’t quite seeing eye to eye.
“It isn’t just their differing politics that’s a source of tension; Alan’s new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge in the form of a wild local lad, and at Far Slack Farm, Gillian (Nicola Walker) faces trouble with a giraffe.
“Meanwhile John (Tony Gardner) is back on the scene, and Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) finds herself entangled in an emotional debacle with someone at work.
“Into all of this jets Alan’s brother Ted (Timothy West) on holiday from New Zealand. But it turns out he’s only bought a one-way ticket… and he hasn’t come alone.”
Watch the trailer:
Executive producer Faith Penhale previously commented: “Sally’s scripts are as brilliant as ever – warm and funny and very real – and our exceptional cast make it look easy. I can’t wait to give the fans four more episodes of this very special drama which they rightly love so much.”
Season 5 begins in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 23rd February on BBC One and it’ll premiere in the US at a later date.
A second season of Gentleman Jack is expected to begin filming later this year.
Last Tango in Halifax is available on DVD on Amazon.