‘The Durrells’ creator is ‘still waiting’ to hear if show’s been renewed for another season

The writer of The Durrells has revealed that even he doesn’t yet know if the period drama series will be back.

Based upon Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, The Durrells launched in April 2016 and Season 3 concluded on Sunday night on ITV.

However, despite the show’s continuing popularity, a fourth season has not yet been confirmed.

The Durrells creator Simon Nye told Radio Times: “We’re still waiting. Obviously the viewing figures have been pretty good, and there’s been a lot of love for the show, so I’m hopeful. But we don’t assume anything.”

He’s ready to get production going quickly if Season 4 gets the green light though: “I was commissioned to write two episodes for the new series a long time ago, so if the call comes…”

While there has been no official announcement from ITV, British newspaper The Guardian reported last month that “a fourth series is in preparation.”

The Durrells tells the story of Louisa Durrell, who decides to uproot her four spirited and unruly children to start a new life in Corfu in the 1930s.

Season 1 and Season 2 are available to buy on DVD now.

The third season of The Durrells in Corfu will air in the US later this year on PBS.