Cold Feet is returning to ITV for a ninth series in 2020, it's been confirmed.
Creator and writer Mike Bullen and award winning producers Big Talk Productions will bring six new episodes to the screen next year.
Cold Feet stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, Fay Ripley and John Thomson will all reprise their roles, with filming taking place later this year.
At the end of series eight earlier this year, Jenny (Fay Ripley) was dealing with her cancer treatment and with husband Pete (John Thomson) by her side, preparing herself for the long road ahead.
David (Robert Bathurst) was putting his life back together with the support of his friends; while Karen (Hermione Norris) and Adam (James Nesbitt) were figuring out the boundaries of their burgeoning relationship and the impact it had on the close knit group.
ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Manchester for more of Cold Feet. The audience reaction to the last series was incredible with many saying it’s getting better with age!
"We’re pleased to be working again with Mike Bullen whose moving, funny, complex and absorbing scripts are a joy to commission.”
Big Talk CEO Kenton Allen added: “As I keep telling myself, 50 is the new 30, so we’re delighted to be able to continue to tell the stories of these much loved characters, who many of us have grown up with - and we’re delighted to be shooting again in Manchester and growing Big Talk North’s drama output with Cold Feet as our flagship show.”
Cold Feet creator and writer Mike Bullen added: "I think we were all overwhelmed by the amazing response to the latest series.
"Jenny's cancer in particular seemed to touch a nerve with viewers. There are still stories to tell for these characters but I'm conscious that we've raised the bar.
"The delight at being recommissioned has already been replaced by trepidation at the weight of expectation.”
Cold Feet series 9 will film on location in Manchester later this year to air in 2020 on ITV.