Watch ‘The Durrells in Corfu’ preview: Love is in the air in new Season 2 clips

PBS has released two new previews for the second season of The Durrells in Corfu.

Set in Corfu in the 1930s, the British period drama series returns to US television screens this weekend.

The family drama is based upon Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, telling the story of Louisa Durrell (Upstairs Downstairs star Keeley Hawes), who decides to uproot her family from Bournemouth to start a new life in Corfu.

Season 2 premieres at 8/7c on Sunday October 15 on Masterpiece on PBS.

Watch the previews:

Season 2 sees Larry (Josh O’Connor) continue to pursue his passion for writing despite a new romance getting in the way; Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) decides to explore his entrepreneurial spirit; Margo (Daisy Waterstone) remains boy crazy and makes a play for someone thoroughly unsuitable; and Gerry (Milo Parker), who prefers animals to people, is delighted when he discovers an otter is living close to home.

Daniel Lapaine joins the cast as Hugh Jarvis – an English gentleman who sets his sight on Louisa. But after her failed attempt at marrying Sven, will Louisa be ready for a new man in her life?

The Durrells in Corfu launched in the UK in April 2016 and debuted in the US last October on PBS.

Season 1 is available to buy now on DVD.

The Durrells creator Simon Nye has confirmed that a third season will air in 2018.