Mr Selfridge will return for a third series comprising 10 episodes it has been confirmed by ITV.
Filming on the new series will begin in April shortly after the second series has finished airing on ITV. Since opening with 6.8 million viewers for its second series, Mr Selfridge has averaged 6.4 million viewers a week making it the highest rated programme in the 9pm slot on a Sunday.
The new series has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea.
“We’re delighted to commission a third series of Mr Selfridge,” said Steve. “It’s been very pleasing to see how the audience have reacted to Mr Selfridge and the vibrant and inspirational world the production team have created.”
Kate Lewis, executive producer for ITV Studios said: “We have some surprises in store for an audience in this third series. You only have to walk down Oxford St today to know that Selfridges Department Store continued to be successful, but for its founder, Harry Selfridge, things were very different. His story was a rollercoaster ride that ended rather tragically. We pick up Series 3 in 1919, the point at which his life really begins to unravel.”
Mr Selfridge will return to ITV in 2015. The second series of the show will air in the US from Sunday 30th March on Masterpiece on PBS.