Mr Selfridge to return for fourth series
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 March 2015
Mr Selfridge has been commissioned for a fourth series made up of ten episodes by ITV following the success of the period drama
'Mr Selfridge' is to return for a fourth series.
Ten new episodes of the period drama - which stars Emmy award-winning actor Jeremy Piven as the colourful but deeply troubled Harry Selfridge - have been commissioned by ITV.
ITV's director of drama Steve November said: "We're delighted to commission a fourth series of 'Mr Selfridge'. 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."
Former 'Coronation Street' actress Katherine Kelly is also set to return as the alluring socialite Lady Mae Loxley while regular cast members including Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes, Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson and Samuel Rest will continue to feature in the next instalment.
The new series will also see the introduction of a major new character played by 'Line of Duty' actress Sacha Dhawan, with guest roles lined up for newcomers Lottie Tolhurst and Mimi Ndiweni.
The fourth series of the drama - which is inspired by the turbulent life of charismatic American retail entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge - focuses on his dramatic fall as he loses hold of the empire and social status he worked so hard to create.
Kate Lewis, executive producer for ITV Studios, added: "We're delighted to be embarking on production of the fourth series of 'Mr Selfridge' and 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."