ITV has renewed period drama Mr Selfridge for a ten episode fourth season, set to air in 2016.
Produced by ITV Studios, Mr Selfridge is inspired by the turbulent life of charismatic American retail entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge. The ten episode fourth season, which will again be co-produced by US public broadcaster PBS for their Masterpiece strand, is set to focus on Harry’s dramatic fall as he loses hold on the empire and social status that he worked so hard to create.
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) and Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) will return as series Harry Selfridge and Lady Mae Oxley, respectively. Other returning cast members include Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes and Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson and Samuel West. While 24: Live Another Day alum Sacha Dhawan joins the cast as a regular for the fourth season. Lottie Tolhurst and Mimi Ndiweni will guest star.
“We’re delighted to commission a fourth series of Mr Selfridge,” said ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November, who commissioned the new series alongside ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fae. “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”.
Mr Selfridge‘s 10 episode fourth season will be penned by a writing team which includes Helen Raynor, Kate O’Riordan, James Payne, Matt Jones, Hamish Wright and Ben Morris. Dominic Barlow is the series producer, while Helen Raynor, Katie Lewis and Rebecca Eaton will serve as executive producers. Production is set to commence later this year in Greater London.
“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”, added executive producer Katie Lewis. “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”.