ITV Orders Season 4 of 'Mr Selfridge' With Jeremy Piven


The new season will bring back established characters and feature a major new one played by 'Line of Duty's' Sacha Dhawan.

ITV has ordered a fourth season of period drama Mr Selfridge, starring Jeremy Piven as department store magnate Harry Selfridge.

The U.K. TV giant said it has commissioned 10 new episodes of the ITV Studios series, which in the U.S. airs on PBS.

Piven will return as will Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) as socialite Lady Mae Loxley. Series regulars Tom Goodman-Hill, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington, Amy Beth Hayes, Trystan Gravelle, Sacha Parkinson and Samuel West also return.

The new season will also feature a major new character played by Sacha Dhawan (Line of Duty).

"We’re looking forward to seeing Jeremy reprise his role as the visionary yet deeply troubled Harry alongside simply stunning production values," said ITV director of drama Steve November.

Kate Lewis, executive producer for ITV Studios, said: "This [season] marks a dramatic turn in fortunes for Harry as he loses grip on his empire. It’s a bit of a game changer for all the characters in the series."

Creator Andrew Davies said in 2013 that he had a four-season plan for the main character in mind.

Mr Selfridge is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and has been sold to more than 150 countries. The third season's U.S. premiere is set for March 29.

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