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Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Renewed for Fourth and Final Season; Possible Movie?

Secret Diary of a Call GirlIt’s official. Secret Diary of a Call Girl will return for a fourth season on Showtime. That will be the end of the TV show but the story could continue in another form.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl follows Hannah Baxter (Billie Piper), an independent and witty London graduate who secretly works as a high-class escort. Using the name of “Belle,” she’s always loved the single life, claiming she doesn’t need relationships because she gets what she needs from her work. Other actors in the series include Iddo Goldberg, Joanna Bobin, Cherie Lunghi, Callum Blue, James D’Arcy, Ashley Madekwe, Nadia Cameron-Blakey, Ace Bhatti, Toyah Willcox, and Stuart Organ.

The series is produced in the UK and debuted there on ITV2 back in 2007. Showtime considered producing an American version of the series but ultimately decided to purchase and air the UK series instead. The third season finished airing in the US in March of this year.

There was some question about whether the series would continue for a fourth season. A couple months ago, Madekwe said, “We haven’t really spoken about a fourth season yet. I think the producers all really love it and it’s like their baby. They definitely believe in it and the cast enjoy doing it so if it worked out we’d probably all be there.”

Piper, who is also an executive producer on the show, recently said that they were already in the midst of filming the show’s fourth season but that would be the last. According to the Daily Star, she’ll receive £2 million for her work. Showtime has now officially renewed the series so viewers on both sides of the pond will get to see it. They’ve also confirmed that season four will be the end.

Piper hasn’t said what the fourth season will hold but Madekwe shared that she thinks plots will “veer even further away from the client and prostitute relationship.”

She said, “There’s only so many times we can watch Billie have weird sex with weird men! In order for the show to continue to be interesting and fresh it would have to delve deeper into her life and away from the business. I think that’s where the real Belle de Jour went eventually.”

As with the previous three, Call Girl’s fourth season will be comprised of just eight episodes. They’ll start airing on ITV2 in January and will likely air on Showtime around the same time.

Though the TV show will be over, Piper said that producers are looking to develop a movie based on the series. The Sex and the City movies have apparently served as an inspiration for the team.

What do you think? Are you sad that the TV show will be ending next year? Would you like to see a big screen version of Secret Diary of a Call Girl?

 

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angie January 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

i enjoy the show. i hate to see it go! i hope they change their mind.

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Renae December 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

success :)

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Renae December 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I really hope they develop this series into a movie. I really really loved this show and am so heartbroken to know that there are no more episodes to anxiously look forward to. I really hope that they move forward with the project and bring “Belle” to the big screen. I anticipate it being a HUGE

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Lisa October 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm

So sad to hear that this will be the final season. I love this show!!!!

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Alex August 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm

This show is so amazing. A 5th season would be hardly any mistake.

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deedee July 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

I would love for the big screen but I would also love for a fifth season the fact that its canceled really sucks :S

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Caroline July 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Im so upset that the show is ending. It truly is a bummer. If they’re going to make a movie. That would be totally awesome.

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Felecia July 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Please don’t let this show end, We love Hannah.

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sofia July 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm

does it really matter what we think or have to say about it? they dont care! no matter what we say they cancel the good & unique shows. & for what? for another stupid reality tv series? or another CSI or L & O crap show? they’re so predictable! it’s insulting!

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charlie June 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

The only thing I have felt is that its not only the central character that makes the show great. It is the addition of new characters, like that hilarious dominatrix, that keep the show fresh. It’s a shame season four was too short.

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Roxane June 9, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I love this show! It cannot end now…there’s so much more to the storyline. Please don’t leave us hanging like this!

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Dada May 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I LOVE YOU, Hannah!

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crystal May 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

MOAR!!

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jess May 4, 2011 at 11:17 pm

i would love season 5 but a movie where the show left off would b awesome!

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Clara April 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I love it!! but I would like also a fifth season!!!!!

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