The Durrells Are Back In Corfu To Film Second Series

ITV has announced that The Durrells have returned to Corfu to film a second six part series written by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly). Earlier this year, the first series averaged 6.9 million viewers making it ITV’s highest rated new drama of 2016.

The Durrells is based on Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of memoirs which tell the story of Louisa Durrell who makes a radical change and uproots her four unruly children from Bournemouth to start a new life in Corfu in the 1930s.

In the second series money is still tight for the Durrells and Louisa (Keeley Hawes) finds herself on the wrong side of their new landlady Vasilia (Errika Bigio) when she falls behind on the rent – it almost feels like she has a personal grudge against her.

To make some extra cash the Durrells decide to grow food to sell at market. Theo (Yorgos Karamihos) tries to teach Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) bee-keeping so he can make honey, Margo (Daisy Waterstone) plants seeds and Gerry (Milo Parker) milks goats. Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis) is on hand to offer support, but can they make a success of their new business venture?

Meanwhile, Larry (Josh O’Connor) continues to pursue his passion for writing despite a new romance getting in the way; Leslie decides to explore his entrepreneurial spirit; Margo remains boy crazy and makes a play for someone thoroughly unsuitable; and Gerry , who prefers animals to people, is delighted when he discovers an otter is living close to home.

The second series of The Durrells sees the return of Leslie Caron as Countess Mavrodaki, Ulric Von Der Esch as Sven, Anna Savva as housekeeper Lugaretzia, Lucy Black as Florence Petrides and Alexis Conran as Dr Petrides. Daniel Lapaine joins the cast as Hugh Jarvis – an English gentleman who sets his sights on Louisa.

Filming for The Durrells begins in Corfu at the end of August, with some scenes being filmed in London.