The doors to Oxford Street’s beloved department store will be staying open for another year.
Hit ITV period drama Mr Selfridge is set to return to our screens for a fourth season, starring Jeremy Piven, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill, as well as returning favourite Katherine Kelly as Lady Mae Loxley.
Lady Mae was absent during series three, as Kelly was on maternity leave. But the former Coronation Street actress hinted at a return earlier this year, tweeting: “who knows, series 4… Lady Mae might make a comeback!”
Mr Selfridge’s fourth season doesn’t sound like it will be a happy one for the show’s charismatic entrepreneur. The new episodes will focus “on [Harry’s] dramatic fall as he loses hold on the empire and social status that he worked so hard to create.”
“We’re delighted to commission a fourth series of Mr Selfridge,” said ITV’s director of drama Steve November. “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.”
Executive producer for ITV studios, Kate Lewis, added that the channel is “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,” she said.
The 10-episode run will see the return of series regulars and familiar faces Ron Cook, Amy Beth Hayes, Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson and Samuel West. Line of Duty’s Sacha Dhawan will also make an appearance as a major new character, while newcomers Lottie Tolhurst and Mimi Ndiweni will appear in guest roles.
Mr Selfridge continues on Sundays at 9:00pm on ITV