'Doc Martin' To End With Season Ten

Post by: Rick Ellis 07 September, 2020

The drama Doc Martin has set an end date.

ITV has just ordered a tenth and final season, which will begin filming in early 2021. 

In the series, Martin Clunes plays the title character, who treats patients in the sleepy Cornish fishing village of Portwenn, where he spent holidays as a child.

In a statement, Clunes and producer Philippa Braithwaite explained: "We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin. When we launched the series in 2004 we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have. The series has avid fans both in the U.K. and throughout the world and we are thrilled that Doc Martin has topped the ratings every time. However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn. We will be making the tenth and final series in 2021 and we are very much looking forward to returning to Cornwall to film it."

"I just want to thank Martin and Philippa and everyone involved in Doc Martin because it’s a brilliant, beautifully made series that has delighted audiences for many years," said ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill, in a statement. "I am pleased that we are making series ten and sad this will be the last, but respect their decision to bring it to a close.”