Keeley Hawes recommissioned for The Durrells series 4 on ITV

The new season is due to start filming later this year and series three wrapped up earlier this month on May 6 at 8 pm on ITV


                            Keeley Hawes recommissioned for The Durrells series 4 on ITV

Here's good news for The Durrells fans; ITV has recommissioned the show for a fourth series and Keeley Hawes will be back for the run as Durrell family matriarch Louisa, alongside some of the show's other regular stars.

By other regular stars we mean Josh O'Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone and Milo Parker as her kids Larry, Leslie, Margo and Gerry. Even Alexis Georgoulis will return as chauffeur and Louisa's budding love interest, Spiros.

The show is adapted from Gerald Durrell’s childhood memoir My Family and Other Animals and follows his time in Corfu with his family in the 1930s, leading up to World War II.  The Durrells stars Hawes as an English widow and mother of four, who strikes out for a new life on Corfu. Hawes’ Louisa is altogether more entertaining. Funny, courageous and – when she gets the chance – she's sexy. The book is now a hit Sunday night drama.

"The Durrells has proven immensely popular with viewers and critics alike, so we're thrilled to have commissioned another series," said ITV's senior drama commissioner, Victoria Fea.

"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," she added.

The new season is due to start filming later this year and series three wrapped up earlier this month with the eighth and final episode of the third season aired on May 6 at 8pm on ITV. The show started back in April 2016, and the second batch of episodes came the same time the following year, establishing itself as a springtime treat. The broadcaster has ordered six episodes, and they'll air in 2019.

As for the other stars, it looks like O'Connor has a busy schedule this year. Besides playing The Durrells, he is taking over the role of Prince Charles in season three of The Crown. He joins the likes of Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter and Tobias Menzies as part of the next new faces of the royal family.