The Detectorists renewed for series 3

BBC Four is bringing back Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones for The Detectorists series 3...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

The wonderful gold-detecting comedy series The Detectorists has just been renewed for its third series. Yay!

CultBox is reporting that six new half-hour episodes will be filmed this summer, before being broadcast on BBC Four. They’ve also got some quotes from the people involved.

Mackenzie Crook, who stars in the show as well as writing and directing it, had this to say:

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“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.”

BBC Four’s controller Cassian Harrison added this:

Detectorists has been one of my personal TV highlights of the last few years, and I’m simply delighted to welcome Mackenzie, Toby [Jones], Rachel [Stirling], and all the detecting team back to the BBC Four abode once again – but could they just hang on while I pop out for a quick carry-out of best Somerset cider?”

And BBC Four’s comedy commissioning head honcho, Shane Allen, chimed in with this:

“Mackenzie has created and beautifully crafted a modern masterpiece, bursting with warm-hearted comic joy. It deserves its place in that rare sweet spot of record-breaking channel audiences and huge global critical acclaim. How can I possibly resist jumping on the bandwagon of all those who said the show has unearthed comedy gold? There. I did it.”

Damn. He beat us to the pun.

More news as we dig it up.