The BBC has announced the commission of another season of Malory Towers.
Malory Towers has been adapted by Rachel Flowerday (Father Brown) and Sasha Hails (Versailles).
Following the popularity of the first season, two more seasons of the show were ordered last year.
It’s now been officially confirmed that Malory Towers will return for a fourth run!
Season 2 arrived on CBBC and BBC iPlayer in January, and Season 3 premiered last week.
The new episodes see Ella Bright reprising her role as Darrell Rivers, as she and her pals return to their Cornish all girls’ boarding school for another helping of midnight feasts, lacrosse games and friendly larks in 1940s England.
The fourth season of Malory Towers will again consist of thirteen 25-minute episodes, with production expected to begin in Devon, England and Toronto, Canada soon.
Patricia Hidalgo, Director BBC Children’s and Education, commented this week: “I am excited to see the wide range of content and high quality titles we have secured for children of all ages and their families to enjoy together over the coming months.”
Executive producer Deirdre Brennan previously said: “We’ve had a phenomenal response to Malory Towers, both on our own Family Channel in Canada and from international partners.”
She added: “Even though Darrell Rivers was created seventy-five years ago, she is an inspiring character, full of spirited independence that keeps these stories relatable and relevant. We’re delighted that so many partners are joining us to share more of her experiences with young audiences worldwide.”
All 39 episodes that have been made so far are currently available to stream in the UK on BBC iPlayer.
Malory Towers airs on the Family Channel in Canada and on BYUtv in the US.
Season 4 will premiere in 2023.
Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers books are available on Amazon.