Will there be a Ackley Bridge series 6? Latest on the hit Channel 4 drama

Ackley Bridge season 6 rumours about Channel 4 show

Ackley Bridge recently returned to Channel 4 with its fifth series – but will there be a sixth?


Inspired by real-life Lancashire and Yorkshire schools established to integrate the White and Asian communities in some of the most divided towns in the country, Ackley Bridge has won praise across for tackling real-life situations and issues in an irreverent, insightful way, with humour and punchy, big hearted stories.

With series 5 wrapped up – fans want to know if the show will be back for another season.

Ackley Bridge series 5 cast: Fizza (Yasmin Al-Khudhairi), Kayla Afzal (Robyn Cara), Johnny (Ryan Dean), Queenie (JASMINE PAYNE).
Ackley Bridge series 5 cast: Fizza (Yasmin Al-Khudhairi), Kayla Afzal (Robyn Cara), Johnny (Ryan Dean), Queenie (JASMINE PAYNE).

Will Ackley Bridge return for series six?

There’s bad news for Ackley Bridge fans with Channel 4 cancelling the show after five series.

They said: “As a broadcaster, we’re immensely proud of Ackley Bridge, which over the last five series has received praise for the way in which it has tackled real-life situations and issues in an irreverent and insightful way.

“However, Channel 4 has a responsibility to continuously look for new and innovative ideas and we have made the difficult decision to not greenlight another series.

“We’d like to thank The Forge, the wonderful cast and all those involved in the show’s success over the years and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.”

Watch Ackley Bridge on TV and online

Ackley Bridge series 5 premiered on Channel 4 in July and ran for ten episodes.

The full series is available to watch online via the Channel 4 All 4 player here.

Meanwhile series 1 to 4 is available to watch online here with 46 episodes from the five series in total.

All five series of Ackley Bridge are also available on BritBox here.

What happens in Ackley Bridge series 5?

The award-winning school drama series set in a Yorkshire mill town returned for its fifth series with a brand-new format, some fresh faces, and some familiar favourite characters too.

Series 5 finally started on n Monday, 11 July and aired each weeknight at 10PM for two weeks.


Returning to the cast for the last series were Sunetra Sarker, Charlie Hardwick, Ryan Dean, Yasmin Al Khudhairi, Robyn Cara, Rob James Collier and George Potts

They were joined by new cast members Laila Zaidi (new hotshot teacher Asma), Adam Little (Kayla’s young brother Kyle) and Megan Morgan (Marina).

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