The Larkins ‘axed’ by ITV after two series

The Larkins season 3 rumours about ITV show

The Larkins has reportedly been axed after two series on ITV1.


The drama is based on H.E. Bates’ classic novel, The Darling Buds of May.

The Larkins follows the golden-hearted wheeler dealer Pop Larkin and his wife Ma, together with their six children as they bask in their idyllic and beautiful patch of paradise in 1950s Kent.

The Larkins on ITV and ITV Hub Pictured: Pop Larkin [Bradley Walsh] and Ma Larkin [Joanna Scanlan].
The Larkins on ITV and ITV Hub Pictured: Pop Larkin [Bradley Walsh] and Ma Larkin [Joanna Scanlan].

The second series of six episodes wrapped in November 2022 – and it seems they may be the last.

The Sun reports that ITV is set to drop the show with a source blaming “disappointingly low and cast disagreements on set” on the decision.

However as yet no official announcement has been made about the fate of the series.

Watch The Larkins on TV and online

The Larkins series 1 premiered on ITV in October 2021 with series two following a year later.


Both series are currently available to watch online via ITVX here on catch up.

You can also watch past series of The Larkins on BritBox UK here.

What is The Larkins about?

Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan star as Pop & Ma Larkin in the drama series alongside Joelle Ray and Tok Stephen as Mariette Larkin and Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton.

A synopsis of the show’s second series shares: “Pop, Ma and their many children including Baby Oscar are preparing for another riotous school holidays. Only Mariette is missing, zigzagging across Europe on her honeymoon with Charley.

“Primrose is leaving school and planning a career as a journalist. With Ma’s help she lands a job at The Mid Kent Times. She’s also looking for love which comes in the handsome shape of Rev Candy, arriving in the parish much to the chagrin of gnarled old Vicar who is determined to exploit his new housemate.


“The other newcomers are Pinkie Jerebohm, her waspish husband and their two dreadful children. They are determined to buy crumbling mansion Bluff Court from Pop Larkin but then regret paying such a high price. When Pop won’t give them a refund the Jerebohms vow revenge…First by taking up shooting, increasingly loudly and then, with the help of Alec Norman, by entrapping Pop.

“Other highlights of the series are several tumultuous gatherings of our villageregulars including Pop-fanatic Miss Pilchester and local VIP Johnny Delamere. They include a barbecue, wheelbarrow race, funfair, and a mass christening in a swimming pool – all held on the Larkins’ sunkissed Kent farm. Then the return from their honeymoon.”

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