‘The Durrells’ star says final season will be ‘a fitting and fabulous farewell’

ITV’s drama boss has promised that the final season of The Durrells will be “the best yet.”

The sad news that the fourth season of the popular period drama series would be the show’s last was confirmed last month.

Based upon Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, 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.

Actress Keeley Hawes, who plays Louisa Durrell, commented: “I’m delighted to be heading back to Corfu for a final series of The Durrells. It’s been such a wonderful series to work on and I’m so pleased that viewers have taken the family to their hearts as much as we have.

“I have no doubt that the brilliant [writer] Simon Nye will give the family a fitting and fabulous farewell.”

ITV’s Senior Drama Commissioner, Victoria Fea added: “We are going to Corfu for one final sojourn with the Durrells – where they will entertain us with more emotional highs and lows, family spats, mishaps and romantic tribulations.

“It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to have them on ITV, and this valedictory series promises to be the best yet.”

Season 4 will air in the UK in spring 2019 on ITV and in the USA at a later date.

The Durrells is available to buy on DVD now.

Season 3 premieres in the US on Sunday 30 September at 8/7c on Masterpiece on PBS.