We've waited too long!
Despite some disruptions to international travel affecting filming, The Good Karma Hospital managed to return to Sri Lanka to film a brand new series.
Fans will be relieved to see the return of the much-loved ITV drama with both Amanda Redman and Neil Morrissey returning for the upcoming series.
Amanda Redman, who has been with the show from the very first episode playing Dr Lydia Fonseca said last year, “After such a difficult and challenging year for the whole world and film industry it is an honour to return to our beloved Sri Lanka with its wonderful film crews and actors to make this much-loved series four possible. We can’t wait to get started. The storylines are bigger and better than ever.”
So, just what can we expect from the new run? And when will we see the beloved series again?
Here is everything you need to know about The Good Karma Hospital season 4.
The Good Karma Hospital season 4 release date
The Good Karma Hospital season 4 will premiere on ITV and ITV Hub at 8pm on Sunday 23rd January 2022.
The air time comes in the slot ahead of ITV's new premiere drama Trigger Point which will be shown just after.
The season is expected to consist of six episodes akin to the first three seasons of the show.
Considering this episode account, we should expect the finale to air on the 6th March 2022.
We can't wait to see what is in store.
The Good Karma Hospital season 4 cast
It looks like most of your favourite characters will be back for more drama, as ITV has confirmed that Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, Neil Morrissey, Darshan Jariwala and Nimmi Harasgama will all return to the series.
There will also be some new faces this time around with Harki Bhambra (whose credits include Our Girl and Call the Midwife) joining the cast as surgeon Dr Samir Hasan. Samir is described as 'high-flying' and 'charismatic' but has left Britain 'for reasons that prove too traumatic to share'.
Rebecca Ablack (Ginny & Georgia, Let It Snow) plays another new doctor, Dr Nikita 'Niki' Sharma, who is young, confident and dynamic. She is also newly qualified and the daughter of a highly successful surgeon.
Guest stars in the Good Karma Hospital cast this year include Raquel Cassidy (Downton Abbey, Teachers), Ace Bhatti (Line of Duty, Baptiste, Alex Rider), Connor Catchpole (Enola Holmes, Pursuit of Love), Chetna Pandya (Feel Good, This Way Up) and Jonas Khan (Our Girl, The Ipcress File).
Is there a trailer for The Good Karma Hospital season 4?
There's no official trailer available for season four just yet, but we'll upload it here as soon as one is released.
What will happen in The Good Karma Hospital season 4?
Plot details are in currently in short supply for the new episodes, but series three ended with Dr Gabriel Varma declaring his love for Ruby (yay!) and then leaving both her and the hospital (boo!). We're not sure if he's gone for good though, so we'll see what season four brings.
The new cast announcements (see above) suggest we'll be spending the first couple of episodes getting to know some interesting new characters, as well as catching up with old favourites.
If you want to remind yourself of everything that happened at the end of The Good Karma Hospital season three, click the link.
The Good Karma Hospital will return to ITV on Sunday 23rd January 2022. To find out what else is on in the meantime, check out our handy TV Guide.