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Will there be a season 3 of The Larkins? Release date speculation

The Larkins has wrapped up its second series – and fans want to know if there will be a third. The ITV show is based on H.E. Bates’ classic novel, The Darling Buds of May.

The Larkins follows the golden-hearted wheeler dealer Pop Larkin and his wife Ma, together with their six children as they bask in their idyllic and beautiful patch of paradise in 1950s Kent.

It’s proved to be a cosy treat for viewers, and stars Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan and, since season 2, Joelle Rae.

The second series of six episodes wrapped in November 2022 – but are more on the way?

Will The Larkins return for series three?

The sixth and final episode of series two aired on Sunday, 27 November on ITV1.

At the time of writing ITV has yet to confirm if there will be a third series of The Larkins.

We don’t yet have any confirmation either way as to whether The Larkins will be coming back for a third season or not – nor whether it will return for another Christmas Special, after one aired over the festive period last year.

As the second season has only just come to an end, this isn’t any cause for concern, and hopefully we’ll hear something in the coming weeks. We’ll make sure to keep this page updated as soon as any news becomes clear regarding the future of The Larkins.

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The Larkins has so far stuck to a fairly regular schedule, with both seasons 1 and 2 debuting in October of 2021 and 2022 respectively.

We would therefore expect that, should the series be renewed for a third season, new episodes would start airing in October 2023. However, we’ll keep this page updated once anything more concrete is confirmed.

The Larkins cast – who would be back for season 3?

We don’t currently have a confirmed cast list for a potential third season of The Larkins, but if the show were to come back we’d certainly expect to see Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan return as Ma and Pop.

Joelle Rae would also likely be back as the recast Mariette, while Tok Stephen, Lydia Page and former Doctor Who star Peter Davison would all likely remain part of the core cast.

Here’s a full list of the season 2 main cast who could return for season 3:

  • Bradley Walsh as Pop Larkin
  • Joanna Scanlan as Ma Larkin
  • Joelle Rae as Mariette Larkin
  • Tok Stephen as Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton
  • Lydia Page as Primrose Larkin
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt as Mr Jerebohm
  • Morgana Robinson as Pinkie Jerebohm
  • Amelia Bullmore as Miss Edith Pilchester
  • Kriss Dosanjh as Brigadier
  • Seeta Indrani as Miss Chand
  • Peter Davison as The Vicar
  • Maxim Ays as Reverend Candy
  • Tony Gardner as Alec Norman
  • Selina Griffiths as Norma Norman
  • Robert Bathurst as Johnny Delamere
  • Natalie Mitson as Pauline
  • Barney Walsh as PC Harness

Watch The Larkins on TV and online

The Larkins series 1 premiered on ITV in October 2021 with series two following a year later.

Both series are currently available to watch online via ITVX here on catch up.

You can also watch past series of The Larkins on BritBox UK here.

What is The Larkins about?

Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan star as Pop & Ma Larkin in the drama series alongside Joelle Ray and Tok Stephen as Mariette Larkin and Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton.

A synopsis of the show’s second series shares: “Pop, Ma and their many children including Baby Oscar are preparing for another riotous school holidays. Only Mariette is missing, zigzagging across Europe on her honeymoon with Charley.

“Primrose is leaving school and planning a career as a journalist. With Ma’s help she lands a job at The Mid Kent Times. She’s also looking for love which comes in the handsome shape of Rev Candy, arriving in the parish much to the chagrin of gnarled old Vicar who is determined to exploit his new housemate.

“The other newcomers are Pinkie Jerebohm, her waspish husband and their two dreadful children. They are determined to buy crumbling mansion Bluff Court from Pop Larkin but then regret paying such a high price. When Pop won’t give them a refund the Jerebohms vow revenge…First by taking up shooting, increasingly loudly and then, with the help of Alec Norman, by entrapping Pop.

“Other highlights of the series are several tumultuous gatherings of our villageregulars including Pop-fanatic Miss Pilchester and local VIP Johnny Delamere. They include a barbecue, wheelbarrow race, funfair, and a mass christening in a swimming pool – all held on the Larkins’ sunkissed Kent farm. Then the return from their honeymoon.”

The Larkins seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch now on ITVX. You can buy The Darling Buds of May on Amazon

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