BBC One has renewed Last Tango In Halifax for a fourth season.
Last Tango In Halifax follows Alan Buttershaw and Celia Dawson, two widowers in their 70s who, when their grandchildren put them on Facebook, rediscover feelings for one another that are just as intense and beautiful now as they were 60 years ago when they were teenagers.
The drama series was created by Sally Wainwright and is produced by Manchester based indie Red Production Company. The cast includes Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Nicola Walker, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Gardner, Dean Andrews and Ronni Ancona.
The renewal, which the BBC announced on Twitter last night, comes after the conclusion of the show’s third season, which has continued Last Tango In Halifax‘s streak as a rating hit for BBC One. Across its six episode third season, the series has drawn a consolidated audience of more than 7 million viewers.
For its part, the renewal also comes as a US version of the series is still working it way through development at HBO. The American adaptation, which is expected to stick to the main storyline of two former lovers rekindling their romance, hails from Diane Keaton and original series produce Red Production Company.