Cold Feet is recommissioned for another series after revival show smashes TV ratings
ITV’s hit show Cold Feet has been recommissioned for another series, the TV network has confirmed.
The revival of the show, which returned to screens after a 13-year hiatus, has proved popular with fans, smashing the TV ratings.
ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo said: “It’s with some trepidation that you return to much loved shows, but Mike Bullen’s contemporary take on the five friends and their lives has been a wonderful thing, with every bit of the warmth, humour, emotion and chemistry that makes Cold Feet such a special, and hugely enjoyable drama.”
“We were obviously delighted that the audience agreed, and we’re pleased to be able to confirm that Cold Feet will return again for a further series.”
Cold Feet has been recommissioned for a seventh series
The series, which stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, John Thomson and Fay Ripley, has been hugely successful since returning to screens in September.
In fact, the show has been the most successful drama launch of the year for ITV, with the first episode attracting a consolidated 8.4million viewers or 33% of the audience share.
Throughout series six, viewers have seen the likes of Adam, Jenny, Pete, Karen and David, negotiate their lives in their middle age.
Viewers saw Pete appear to commit suicide on last week’s episode
In the latest series Adam decides to stay in Manchester to spend time with his son Matthew
Viewers have seen Adam marry Angela after meeting in Singapore, but the marriage breaks down when Adam decides to stay in Manchester to spend time with his son Matthew.
Pete is diagnosed with depression after struggling to make ends meat, despite working two jobs as a taxi driver and a carer. Whilst caring for an elderly man Harry he agrees to try to kill him but luckily Harry regains his breath after Pete smothers him. Last week viewers were shocked when it seemed that Pete had committed suicide.
The show has proved so popular with fans after returning to screens following a 13 year absence
David sees his marriage to Robyn disintegrate as he is arrested after investing in a dodgy property company in China, while Karen enjoys a short-lived fling with Angela’s rich father Eddie.
The only original character who did not return to the show was Rachel, who was killed off in the last series. Helen Baxendale, who played Rachel, was originally offered the opportunity to reprise her role in the new series, but the actress turned it down.
The new eight part series will go into production on location in Manchester in early 2017, with scripts and stories written by Mike Bullen.