Mackenzie Crook's Detectorists back for a third series

Rianne Houghton
Photo credit: Channel X North and Lola Entertainment/Chris Harris / BBC

From Digital Spy

Detectorists has struck gold once again after being renewed for a third series by BBC Four. Hooray!

The cult comedy follows two friends Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones) as they continue on their metal-detecting mission around the English countryside.

BBC Four's Cassian Harrison confirmed the news today, adding that he was "delighted" to welcome back the show. "Detectorists has been one of my personal TV highlights of the last few years," he said.

Six brand new 30-minute episodes are set to begin filming this summer, with the third instalment airing later this year. The last time Detectorists was on our screens was back in 2015.

Photo credit: Lola Entertainment/Channel X / BBC

Related: Mackenzie Crook was 'very nervous' about directing Detectorists

Of its return, Mackenzie Crook – who writes, stars and directs on the series – said: "After a year away I decided I missed my friends in Danebury so much that I had to go back to the world of Detectorists one more time to see what Andy and Lance could dig up.

"The prospect of filming another summer in the beautiful English countryside is a good one, and I'm very proud that the third series will premiere on BBC Four where it all started."

Although there were rumours that Detectorists may have found a home over on BBC Two, the show will be staying on BBC Four.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

You Might Also Like

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes