Close to 18 months after the show’s sixth season wrapped its run, ITV has confirmed that they have renewed the Martin Clunes fronted Doc Martin for a seventh season.
A long established ratings hit for ITV, Doc Martin stars Clunes as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. The series is produced by Buffalo Pictures and also stars Caroline Catz, Eileen Atkins, Ian McNeice, John Marquez and Jessica Ransom.
Eight episodes have been ordered for the show’s seventh season, which will see Doc Martin, still heartbroken by Louisa’s (Catz) decision to take their son James Henry to Spain, realise that he has got to make changes if he wants to win them back, and be a family again.
“We’re delighted Doc Martin is returning to ITV,” said Steve November, ITV’s Director of Drama. “Martin has created a unique and very watchable character who for all his faults is hugely appreciated by the audience. We look forward to working on the series with the Buffalo Pictures production team”.
Production on the seventh season of Doc Martin is now underway in Port Isaac. Phillipa Braitwhaite returns as the series producer, while Mark Crowdy will executive produce. The scripts were penned by Jack Lothian, Richard Stoneman and Julian Unthank. Nigel Cole, Charles Palmer and Ben Gregor will direct.