ITV’s detective series McDonald & Dodds has concluded its third season after solving yet another batch of mysteries.
There are still plenty of mysteries for the team to solve, as evidenced by the fact that the current season has only eight episodes despite the team having already investigated Formula One teams, mediums, and social media celebrities.
Both Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia reprised their roles in the drama, and Gouveia has even proposed a film sequel’s plot. In his own words, Gouveia remarked “We often offer plot suggestions; for example, Jason and I would love to see a movie set over the holiday season.
We thought it would be awesome to set the film at McDonald’s favorite place in the world, Tenerife, especially because we shot in the winter. Dodds is wearing a pair of Bermuda shorts, as I can plainly make out. I think there’d be a tonne of funny stuff that could come out of it. That is the gist of my sales speech.”
Will the detectives return for another season of crime-solving in lovely Bath? Here is a complete guide to the fourth season of McDonald & Dodds.
Will There Be a Season 4 of Mcdonald and Dodds?
There has been no confirmation that McDonald’s and Dodds has been picked up for a fourth season from ITV, Robert Murphy, or the cast. Don’t assume the worst just yet, though.
It’s important to recognize the evidence that tells viewers that Season 3 ended on Sunday, July 10, 2022, with Episode 3. Taking into account the series 3 debuts, it may be too soon to hear any definitive renewal news.
I love it every time it’s on but this episode of McDonald and Dodds is outstanding! Much darker feel to normal with some wonderful acting, @TalaGv absolutely brilliant as per 😃❤️
— Yorkshire Book Lover 📚 (@YorkshireBook48) July 10, 2022
We expect an announcement to be made as soon as July or August of 2022 now that it is complete. The good news is that the resumption of the series has been well received by viewers, as reported by Broadcast Now.
Our sleuthing led us to conclude that if a fourth season of the show is approved, it would premiere in early 2023.
Who will be on season 4 of McDonald & Dodds?
Gouveia and Watkins would definitely return as the titular detectives, but there is no confirmed cast roster for season 4 of McDonald & Dodds. After all, without McDonald’s and Dodds, there would be no McDonald & Dodds.
Other significant performers, such as Claire Skinner (Chief Supt. Ormond), Lily Sacofsky (Detective Corporal Milena Paciorkowski), Danyal Ismail (Detective Corporal Martin Malik), and Charlie Chambers (Detective Corporal Goldie), are all likely to return.
Paul McGann and Louise Jameson from Doctor Who, Kelvin Fletcher from Emmerdale, Will Buxton from F1TV, Alan Davis from Jonathan Creek, and Sarah Parish from Industry all made cameos during season three.
Therefore, it is possible that some guest stars from other shows will appear in season four.
What will occur in McDonald & Dodds Season 4?
Gouveia has spoken out about her and co-star Watkins’ desire to relocate from their office in Bath to the Canary Islands for a big-screen outing, suggesting that a new season will bring with it a slew of new cases for the mismatched duo to solve.
She mentioned to Radio Times that she and Jason “sometimes give suggestions for storylines” and that “we are both extremely keen on a holiday picture.”
“McDonald really enjoys his time in Tenerife, and we think it would make a fantastic location for a film, especially because we shoot in the winter. Dodds is wearing a pair of Bermuda shorts, as I can plainly make out.
I think there’d be a tonne of funny stuff that could come out of it. My pitch is as follows: It’s strange because when you play a character, you start feeling empathy for them, so you want good things to happen to them,” Gouveia teased about what might be in store for her character in the future.
However, I’m hoping for more tension and more challenges for her, which is fun to play, because “good things” are often quite boring for the show. However, I hope for the best for her.