ITV's cosy series based on HE Bates's 1958 novel The Darling Buds of May, called The Larkins, is about to return to our screens, with Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan back as much-loved couple Ma and Pop Larkin.

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The second season is set to see The Larkin family at war with their new neighbours the Jerebohms, played by Morgana Robinson and Julian Rhind Tutt, while there's also Charley's (Tok Stephen) wedding to get excited about and a new romance for Primrose Larkin (Lydia Page).

One major change up in the cast will see Joelle Rae playing Ma and Pop's eldest daughter Mariette, after Bridgerton's Sabrina Bartlett left the series.

Scanlan previously spoke about how replacing Bartlett in the role has "gone very well", telling RadioTimes.com that "I think it'll be pretty seamless actually".

Scanlan also recently teased that viewers will see "some events which are pretty cataclysmic for the family" this season, while Walsh joked about the one "problem" he has with playing Pop.

But when will the series be back on our screens? Read on for all you need to know about The Larkins season 2.

The Larkins season 2 release date

Following the Christmas 2021 special, The Larkins will return for a second, six-part season on 16th October 2022 on ITV.We can't wait!

The show was renewed for a second season back in May 2022.

The Larkins' season 2 cast

The Larkins
The Larkins cast ITV

Fortunately, The Larkins season 2 will see the return of all the key members of the cast, including Joanna Scanlan as Ma Larkin, Bradley Walsh as Pop Larkin, Tok Stephen as Charley, and Peter Davison as the vicar.

Other returning characters include Kriss Dosanjh as Brigadier, Amelia Bullmore as Miss Edith Pilchester, Seeta Indrani as Miss Chand, Robert Bathurst as Johnny Delamere, Francesca Wilson Waterworth as Libby Fothergill, Barney Walsh as PC Harness, Tony Gardner as Alec Norman, Selina Griffiths as Norma Norman and Natalie Mitson as Pauline.

Joelle Rae has been cast to play the couple’s eldest daughter, Mariette. She’ll take over from Bridgerton star Sabrina Bartlett, who played the character back in season 1.

We’ll also be welcoming a new Reverend to the village, the Reverend Candy (Maxim Ays) as well as the Jerebohm family (Morgana Robinson and Julian Rhin Tutt) who soon clash with the Larkins.

The Larkins season 2 plot

Joanna Scanlan as Ma Larkin
Joanna Scanlan as Ma Larkin in The Larkins ITV

The official ITV synopsis reads: "The new series sees the arrival of a new reverend in the village and, in stark contrast to the old vicar, he set hearts a flutter, including Primrose Larkin’s (Lydia Page).

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"Primrose, now finished with school, is intent on taking the journalistic world by storm, but could it be love with the handsome Reverend Candy (Maxim Ays)?"

It continues: "Meanwhile, following the excitement of Mariette (Joelle Ray) and Charley’s (Tok Stephen) wedding, the local gossip quickly turns to the other new arrivals in the village.

"A new out-of-town family, the Jerebohms (Morgana Robinson and Julian Rhind Tutt), have no sooner made their introductions than they are at war with Ma and Pop, with devastating consequences for the Larkin clan."

Is there a trailer for The Larkins season 2?

Unfortunately, there's no trailer yet for season 2, but we'll keep this page updated with any news.

The Larkins season 2 will air from 16th October on ITV. You can buy The Darling Buds of May on Amazon.

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