Confirmed: Cold Feet will return for a new series
The much-loved series Cold Feet has been recommissioned for a new series on ITV.
The return of the British comedy series this September was a complete success with old fans of the show. Following a 13-year hiatus, the show’s comeback received enthusiastic reviews from both critics and viewers at home and, due to it’s winning reception, ITV have decided to bring it back for another instalment in 2017.
Director of Television at ITV, Kevin Lygo said: “It’s with some trepidation that you return to much loved shows, but [writer] Mike Bullen’s contemporary take on the five friends and their lives has been a wonderful thing, with every bit of the warmth, humour, emotion and chemistry that makes Cold Feet such a special, and hugely enjoyable drama. We were obviously delighted that the audience agreed, and we’re pleased to be able to confirm that Cold Feet will return again for a further series.”
The current series, which concludes tonight (Monday), stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, John Thomson and Fay Ripley as Adam Williams, Karen Marsden, David Marsden and Pete and Jenny Gifford, respectively.
The eight-part series is set in the leafy streets of south Manchester, and follows the “fifty- something-year-old” friends as they encounter the minefield that is middle age.
Writer Mike Bullen described his pride at the show’s triumph: “We all said we only wanted to bring Cold Feet back if we could maintain the standard previously set. I’ve been blown away by the show’s reception among viewers and critics alike. It has exceeded even my hopes. This recommission confirms that we didn’t screw it up. I shall take a moment to bask in the warm glow… Okay, done that. Now the hard graft resumes.”
And fans of the series will not be the only ones excited to hear about its return. The cast members will no doubt be pleased to rejoin for filming, as John recently admitted there would be “uproar” if Cold Feet did not make a return. He said: “I think there would be uproar if there wasn’t (another series) …”
“Obviously on the ratings and the viewing figure, it’s in a strong position but I haven’t had the emperor’s thumbs up yet.”
It has been confirmed that the filming for the next series will begin in Manchester in March next year. We can hardly wait!
Cold Feet continues Monday (tonight) at 9pm on ITV.