Never say never. “Last Tango in Halifax” star Derek Jacobi had declared the show dead and done in 2015 after their last Christmas special aired. Word now is that the series will be back in 2020 for a four-episode run. The BBC and Sarah Lancashire (“Happy Valley”) have confirmed this.
This is great news for fans of the show, the cast, and Sally Wainwright, the genius behind “Happy Valley”, “Scott & Bailey”, and “Gentleman Jack”. The show has been a mainstay on PBS, so American viewers should be quite familiar with the show. If you haven’t seen it, the premise involves two childhood sweethearts who lost touch before rekindling their romance when both are in their 70s, all amidst the drama of their children who have loads of problems themselves. It’s a bit of a soap opera, but a sweet if sometimes dark one. It has one of the best ensembles ever: Derek Jacobi (“I, Claudius”), Anne Reid (“Years and Years”), Sarah Lancashire (“Happy Valley”), and Nicola Walker (“Unforgotten”).
Here’s a look back, the trailer for Series 3: