The Larkins season 2: ITV confirm show return along with new cast

The Larkins will be returning for another season (Picture: ITV)

ITV has confirmed that The Larkins will return for season two later this year.

The original series of the drama, which starred Sir David Jason, Pam Ferris, and Catherine Zeta-Jones followed the Larkins, a working-class family in rural 1950s Kent, with six children led by Pop (Sir David) and his wife Ma (Pam).

In October 2021, the first series – also known as the most recent adaptation of H E Bates’ novel The Darling Buds of May – premiered on the channel, with actor Bradley Walsh succeeding Sir David as Pop Larkin.

The Chase presenter and Bafta award-winning actress Joanna Scanlan will return as the iconic and much-loved Pop & Ma Larkin.

Elsewhere Joelle Rae will take on the role of Mariette Charlton for the new series after Sabrina Bartlett reportedly decided to leave the programme in February.

Fans will be introduced to the Jerebohms, a new family who are soon at war with the Larkins. 

The Larkins

Filming has already started in Kent (Picture: ITV)

The Larkins

Sabrina Bartlett won’t be returning for series two after she reportedly decided to leave the programme earlier in the year (Picture: ITV)

Morgana Robinson stars as mother Pinkie with Hector Bateman Harden playing her son Gilbert and Lucy Allix playing her daughter Blanche. The casting of husband and father Cuthbert will be announced in due course

Another new arrival in the village is the handsome Reverend Candy, played by Maxim Ays, and it looks like a potential love connection could spark between him and Primrose Larkin.

Also returning for the new series are Peter Davison (the Vicar), Kriss Dosanjh (Brigadier), Amelia Bullmore (Miss Edith Pilchester), Seeta Indrani (Miss Chand), Robert Bathurst (Johnny Delamere), Francesca Wilson Waterworth (Libby Fothergill), Barney Walsh (PC Harness), Tony Gardner (Alec Norman) and Selina Griffiths (Norma Norman).

Other stars completing the Larkin family line-up include Liam Middleton (Montgomery Larkin), Lola Shepelev (Victoria Larkin), Summer Miller (Zinnia Larkin), and Sienna Miller (Petunia Larkin).

The new six-episode series will be directed by The Nest’s Andy De Emmony and filming will kick off in the summer.

The Larkins and The Darling Buds of May are available to watch on ITV Hub.


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