In 2019, Doc Martin fans feared series nine would be the last instalment of the popular ITV show, but it's been confirmed a tenth season will be coming to our screens.
The production team behind the drama has confirmed the next series, which begins filming in 2021, will be the final instalment in the life of the grumpy Cornish GP.
Set in the sleepy Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, the grumpy GP Doc Martin has won legions of fans with his incisive diagnoses and medical excellence as he treats patients. His on-off love affair and eventual marriage to Louisa, played by Caroline Catz, created rare tender moments between the two characters as Martin often found it difficult to reveal his true feelings for her.
Series 10 will begin filming in the spring of 2021 with the drama then airing on ITV later that year.
Explaining their decision to end the series, Martin Clunes and producer Philippa Braithwaite on behalf of production company, Buffalo Pictures, would like fans to embrace the final instalment and view it as a celebration of the character who has struck a chord with millions of viewers.
Martin Clunes and Philippa Braithwaite said:
“We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin. When we launched the series in 2004 we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have. The series has avid fans both in the UK and throughout the world and we are thrilled that Doc Martin has topped the ratings every time.
"However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn. We will be making the tenth and final series in 2021 and we are very much looking forward to returning to Cornwall to film it.”
ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill, said: “I just want to thank Martin and Philippa and everyone involved in Doc Martin, because it’s a brilliant, beautifully made series that has delighted audiences for many years. I am pleased that we are making series 10, and sad this will be the last, but respect their decision to bring it to a close.”
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