BBC One has renewed Inspector George Gently for an eighth and final series/season.
The series concluding chapter will comprise two feature-length episodes, to begin filming this week.
With no Season 9 to follow, star Martin Shaw told Chronicle Live it was wonderful to be returning for “a farewell that befits such a popular series”.
Richard Harrington, Adam Levy and Steven Robertson guest-star in the final episode.
“It’s wonderful to be coming back to the show. We’re a very happy and close company, and working with such friends is a joy.
The final season of Inspector George Gently is slated to air late 2017 on BBC One.