Creator (and director) Crook is currently still thinking about making another chunk of the comedy, BBC sources tell RadioTimes.com.
He is mulling over ideas and taking his time, a bit like his gentle onscreen character Andy would be doing if he faced similar circumstances.
The show thrives on its lovely bucolic setting and needs to be filmed in the warmer months, explain sources.
So the upshot is that there won’t be any filming this summer – and the earliest that filming could start is now summer 2017 for a broadcast at the back end of next year.
Stay tuned as we monitor the the status of Detectorists Season 3…