ITV has announced that they’ve ordered a fourth season of 10 episodes of their Mr. Selfridge series. The Jeremy Piven TV show airs on PBS here in the States and season three is set to kick off on Sunday, March 29th, at 9pm.
Here’s the press release:
ITV commissions the fourth series of Mr Selfridge from ITV Studios starring Jeremy Piven and Katherine Kelly
Ten new episodes of ITV Studios’ lavish period drama, Mr Selfridge, starring Emmy award-winning American actor, Jeremy Piven, have been commissioned by ITV.
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) will reprise his role as the colourful but deeply troubled Harry Selfridge and ITV is pleased to confirm that Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) is set to return as the alluring socialite, Lady Mae Loxley.
Series regulars Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes and Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson & Samuel West also return to tell the next chapter in the stories of their much loved characters.
The series will also feature a major new character played by Line of Duty’s Sacha Dhawan and two new guest roles for newcomers Lottie Tolhurst and Mimi Ndiweni.
The drama is inspired by the turbulent life of charismatic American retail entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge. This fourth series focuses on his dramatic fall as he loses hold on the empire and social status that he worked so hard to create.
Helen Raynor (Baker Boys, Doctor Who) is the lead writer working alongside Kate O’Riordan (The Bad Mother’s Handbook, The Kindness of Strangers), James Payne, Matt Jones, Hamish Wright and new writer Ben Morris.
Lindy Woodhead, author of Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge, the book that inspired the series, continues in her role as advisor on retail history.
Filming will take place on location in Greater London on the lavish replica of the Selfridge’s shop floor that is housed in a former carpet warehouse in North West London.
Dominic Barlow (The Mill, The Crash, Garrow’s Law) will return as Series Producer and ITV Studios’ Kate Lewis (Lightfields, Vera, Marchlands) will executive produce alongside the lead writer, Helen Raynor. Rebecca Eaton executive produces for WGBH.
The new series has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea.
“We’re delighted to commission a fourth series of Mr Selfridge,” said Steve. “It’s so pleasing to see the audience take the characters and storylines into their hearts. We’re looking forward to seeing Jeremy reprise his role as the visionary yet deeply troubled Harry alongside simply stunning production values”.
Kate Lewis, executive producer for ITV Studios said: “We’re delighted to be embarking on production of the fourth series of Mr Selfridge and thrilled to be welcoming back Katherine Kelly along with introducing some talented new faces. This series marks a dramatic turn in fortunes for Harry as he loses grip on his empire. It’s a bit of a game changer for all the characters in the series.’
Mr Selfridge is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and has now been sold to over 150 countries. The third series will have its US premiere on Sunday 29 March, on MASTERPIECE on PBS.
What do you think? Do you like this series? Will you be watching the fourth season?
I really love the series, Mr. Selfridge. I’m very glad to know that it has been renewed for a fourth season! I enjoy British television and PBS here in the States!
I have been going back and forth to london since1992 and I knew the minute I stepped inside I knew something familiar, it so reminded me of the big stores at home . I have tea in the palm court every time I’m in London I didn’t know mr. Selfridge was a American
That why I felt so comfortable there ps LOVE THE SHOW !!!!!!!!!!! great job PBS
Love this series! Great acting, fantastic wardrobes, excellent storyline.
I absolutely love Mr. Harry Selfridge. I hate any bad thing happening to him! I was in suspense during season 3 as I waited to find out how badly that storyline would end. I was so glad she didn’t take the money, and I know it will be heartwrenching to watch his money and his store be taken from him in Season 4. One aspect that won’t be true to life though is that he actually ran into these troubles in his 80’s, where in this show he is still middle aged. In real life his demise did not come… Read more »
When will new season start? Great show!
Love the show and all the actors. Can’t bear the thought of watching the demise of such a wonderful and positive team.
Love this show. Looking forward to the next season
I am so glad the show is returning. Will definitely watch .
My girls friends and I love Selfridge………we never want it to end. Thank you for such wonderful programming.
I would make me too sad to watch. I like that they stayed close to the historical facts tho.
I’m afraid the fourth season will become very depressing as we watch Harry Selfridge go down hill. His later life is depressing. He died in poverty.
Loved it. But will not watch the fourth season. It will be too depressing . No desire to see Harry destitute and not even be allowed to enter the store he created. Unfortunately, PBS also aired a documentary on Selfridge, so I already know about the heartbreaking demise of this amazing man.
I love this show!! Do not want it to end!
Yes Yes hope it continues for years to come
Yes! Very much enjoy this show. Every character is great!