Doc Martin is hanging up the stethoscope. In a recent interview with Radio Times, star Martin Clunes revealed the ITV series will end with season nine.
Created by Dominic Minghella, the long-running UK medical dramedy stars Clunes as the only doctor in a small Cornish village. The cast also includes Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, John Marquez, and Selina Cadell.
In the interview, Clunes said season eight begins filming this spring and it will be the second to last season:
We start making [series 8] in spring and it’ll probably be on air in the autumn. So [series 8] is the second to last.”
Season eight of Doc Martin is expected to air in the UK on ITV this fall, with the ninth and final season premiering in 2018.
What do you think? Do you watch Doc Martin? Are you sad it’s ending?