The cast of The Durrells will return to Corfu to film a second series of the popular feel-good drama, which follows a single mum and her four children after their impulsive move from Bournemouth to Corfu.
The announcement comes after the immensely positive reception of series one, shown in April this year, which was credited with helping ITV bounce back from several high-profile failures.
Despite the series being filmed in the midst of the Greek economic crisis, it became ITV's highest rated new drama series in 2016, with almost 7 million regular viewers.
Series two of the drama, based on Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals novels, sees Mum Louisa (Keeley Hawes) continue to struggle with both money and keeping an eye on her unruly offspring.
Son Larry (Josh O’Connor) continues to pursue his passion for writing despite a new romance getting in the way. His brother Leslie (Callum Woodhouse), described in the programme as wanting to ‘shoot anything that moves’, decides to explore his entrepreneurial spirit.
Daughter Margo (Daisy Waterstone) remains boy crazy and goes after someone totally unsuitable; and youngest son Gerry (Milo Parker), who prefers animals to people, is thrilled to discover an otter is living nearby.
In addition to the returning cast members, the programme will feature a genteel new love interest for Louisa that may help her get over her failed marriage to Sven – English gentleman Hugh Jarvis, played by Daniel Lapaine.
Filming will commence in London and Corfu at the end of August.