Good news, Mr Selfridge fans! The show will be returning for another series.
ITV have confirmed that the period drama, set in Oxford Street’s much-loved store, has been recommissioned for a third season, as previously reported by RadioTimes.com.
Filming for the series, whose star-studded cast includes Jeremy Piven, Amanda Abbington and Katherine Kelly, will start in April.
But by the sounds of it, the next instalment in the life of Harry Gordon Selfridge might not be a happy one…
The show is set to jump forward to 1919, “the point in which his life really begins to unravel,” says the show’s executive producer Kate Lewis.
“We have some surprises in store for an audience in this third series,” she continues. “You only have to walk down Oxford Street today to know that Selfridges Department Store continued to be successful, but for its founder, Harry Selfridge, thing were very different. His story was a rollercoaster ride that ended rather tragically. We pick up series 3 in 1919, the point at which his life really begins to unravel.”
Mr Selfridge follows the life of Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven), the American entrepreneur who came to London to open Selfridges Department Store. The first series focussed on the launch of the store in 1909, while the second, which is currently on Sundays at 9:00pm on ITV, kicked off in 1914 as the First World War loomed on the horizon.
ITV’s director of drama Steve November has said he is “delighted to commission a third series of Mr Selfridge.”
Mr Selfridge series two is on Sundays at 9:00pm on ITV.