The stars of ITV’s The Larkins have confirmed that the upcoming drama will return for a Christmas special after the first series airs.
Speaking during a question-and-answer session for the ITV adaptation of The Darling Buds of May, Joanna Scanlan, who plays Ma, teased the show’s festive episode.
“I think you think you know what you’re going to get – and I don’t think you are going to get what you think you are going to get out of this Christmas special.
“I won’t say a word in particular, but there are a lot of twists and turns. It really reminds you of what Christmas is – what it really is – and of course gives you lots of laughs and fun along the way. B it has a twist, to say the least. “
Sabrina Bartlett from Bridgerton, who stars a Mariette Larkin in The Larkins, added: “I’m really, really excited and it’s so great to be working with everyone again – a wonderful, quirky and crazy village. It’s so much fun; I am very excited.”
Based on HE Bates’ 1958 novel The Darling Buds of May and written by The Durrells creator Simon Nye, The Larkins follows the titular working class family as they navigate life in 1950s Kent .
Scanlan and Bartlett are joined in the cast by The Chase’s Bradley Walsh, who plays Pop Larkin, his son Barney Walsh, who plays PC Harness, and Tok Stephen, who plays Charley.