Brilliant news for fans of ‘The Durrells’!

ITV has officially announced that The Durrells has been renewed for another season.

Based upon the classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs by conservationist Gerald Durrell, the hit family period drama series launched in April 2016 and Season 3 concluded earlier this month on ITV.

While waiting for confirmation of a fourth season last month, writer Simon Nye said: “Obviously the viewing figures have been pretty good, and there’s been a lot of love for the show…”

ITV’s Senior Drama Commissioner, Victoria Fea, commented: “The Durrells has proven immensely popular with viewers and critics alike, so we’re thrilled to have commissioned another series. Simon Nye’s writing is witty, big-hearted and hugely engaging, so we’re looking forward to seeing what the fourth series has in store.”

Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle added: “We couldn’t be more delighted to be making more of The Durrells with our exceptional team and on the magical island of Corfu – it is a dream come true.”

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.

The series is one of ITV’s highest rating dramas, with Season 4’s first episode attracting an audience of 6.7 million in March.

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.