ITV’s Mr Selfridge back for fourth season

ITV period drama Mr Selfridge has been commissioned for a fourth season.

Ten new episodes of the series have been ordered for 2016.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

Jeremy Piven stars as the charismatic American retail entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, the man behind the world-famous Selfridges department store in London.

The fourth season will focus on his dramatic fall as he loses hold on the empire and social status he created.

Katherine Kelly, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes, Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson, and Samuel West will also return.

Helen Raynor is the lead writer alongside Kate O’Riordan, James Payne, Matt Jones, Hamish Wright, and Ben Morris.

Lindy Woodhead, the author of Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge, the book that inspired the series, continues as an advisor.

Dominic Barlow will return as series producer and ITV Studios’ Kate Lewis will executive produce with Raynor, and Rebecca Eaton.

Mr Selfridge is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The third season will have its US premiere on March 29 on Masterpiece on PBS.

Mr Selfridge gets third run

ITV will return to Mr Selfridge for a third season.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

The period drama about the beginnings of London’s flagship department store, starring Jeremy Piven as the title character, will have a new ten-episode run in 2015.

Filming for the new series, which is set in 1919, ten years after the store first opens, will begin in April.

Kate Brooke will return as the lead writer alongside Kate O’Riordan and Helen Raynor. Lindy Woodhead, author of Shopping Seduction and Mr Selfridge, the book that inspired the series, will also continue as an advisor on retail history.

The ITV Studios series will be produced by Dominic Barlow, and executive produced by Brooke, O’Riordan, Kate Lewis and Rebecca Eaton.

Mr Selfridge is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Season two will have its US premiere on March 30 on Masterpiece on PBS.

PBS back for more Mr Selfridge

US public broadcaster PBS has picked up the second season of period drama Mr Selfridge.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

The show, which is commissioned by UK broadcaster ITV, will appear as part of PBS’ Masterpiece strand when it airs in 2014.

Mr Selfridge stars Jeremy Piven as the eponymous flamboyant American entrepreneur who opens a world-famous department store in London.

The cast also includes Frances O’Connor, Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Grégory Fitoussi, Trystan Gravelle, Amanda Abbington, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Polly Walker, Cal Macaninch and Aidan McArdle.

It is a ITV Studios and Masterpiece coproduction and is based on the book Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. The writers are Kate Brooke, Kate O’Riordan, Dan Sefton and Andrew Davies.

The producers are Cherry Gould and Piven, and the executive producers are Kate Lewis, Brooke, O’Riordan, Davies and Rebecca Eaton.

Season two, which is currently filming, is due to air on ITV early next year.

Source: PBS / Futon Critic

DR goes shopping with Mr Selfridge

It may have a different title but a show about shopping is Big Business in any language.

Known as Store forretninger (aka Big Business), period drama Mr Selfridge is set to make its debut on Danish public broadcaster DR this month.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

The ten-part series, which has been renewed for a second season by UK network ITV, tells the story of American Harry Selfridge’s arrival in London in 1909 and his plans to open a grand department store.

It stars Jeremy Piven in the title role and is produced by ITV Studios.

Mr Selfridge airs on DR1 on May 18.

Source: DR

ITV returns to Mr Selfridge

Cameras are rolling on the second season of ITV’s period drama Mr Selfridge.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

Another ten-part season has been ordered by the UK broadcaster to air in 2014.

The series is based on the life of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, played by Jeremy Piven, who founded the world-famous department store Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street in 1909.

Season two begins in 1914 as the shop and its staff celebrates its fifth year of trading as Europe teeters on the brink of war.

Head writer Andrew Davies returns to work alongside Kate Brooke, Kate O’Riordan and Dan Sefton.

Mr Selfridge is produced by Cherry Gould and executive produced by Kate Lewis for ITV Studios alongside Davies, Brooke and O’Riordan.

Filming is taking place in London and Kent.

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge drew 9.4 million viewers for its debut in January, the highest viewing figures for the launch of a new ITV drama since the launch of Scott and Bailey in May 2011.

The series is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Source: ITV