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Ackley Bridge premiered in 2017 on Channel 4, and fans are eagerly awaiting the return of comedy-drama to screens. In the meantime, fans can watch Ackley Bridge at their leisure via All4 and Netflix but how many seasons are there in total? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
How many series of Ackley Bridge are there?
Ackley Bridge is the award-winning British comedy-drama on Channel 4.
The series premiered in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength.
So far, there have been their seasons of Ackley Bridge in total, with a fourth season on the way.
Thankfully fans eagerly await the arrival of the new series, they can re-watch all 26 episodes of Ackley Bridge now via All 4 and Netflix.
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To watch the first two seasons of Ackley Bridge, you can subscribe to Netflix from £5.99 per month.
Alternatively, you can watch all three episodes of Ackley Bridge for free via Channel 4’s streaming service All 4.
All you have to do is sign up to become a member of All 4.
When is Ackley Bridge season 4 out?
Ackley Bridge was renewed for a fourth series in December 2019.
Originally the fourth series was scheduled for release in September 2020.
Sadly, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, filming and consequently,y the release of season four of Ackley Bridge has been delayed.
The latest instalment will feature a slight format change.
The new series will air as 10, 30-minute long episodes instead of eight hour-long episodes like season three.
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The new series will also air across two weeks in an early evening slot.
Rebecca Holdsworth, Channel 4 Commissioning Executive said: ‘Refreshing the format to half hours not only reflects the viewing habits of our young audience but gives the show a new look and feel as we welcome a brand new cast of characters to our screens.’
George Ormond, Executive Producer, The Forge, added: “We are thrilled to be starting this new chapter in the Ackley Bridge story and we can’t wait to introduce our new characters to the audience.’
Season four of Ackley Bridge will pick up from the events of season three, which saw Nasreen suffer a crisis of confidence and the death of Missy Booth.
There are also some new faces joining the cast of Ackley Bridge.
Life’s Robyn Cara joins the cast as Kayla, described as a “funny, mixed-race pupil torn between her white mum’s family and her traditional Pakistani dad’s family.”
Hilda’s Yasmin Al Khudhairi will play Kayla’s best friend Fizza.
The Gentleman’s Ryan Dean joins the cast as Johnny, who is close to Kayla and Fizza and a member of the travelling community,
Coronation Streets Connor McIntyre joins the cast as Pat Phelan, Johnny’s grandad.
They will join the show’s original cast members Sunetra Sarker, Rob James Collier, Jo Joyner, Charlie Hardwick, Tony Jayawardena, Fern Deacon, Phoebe Tuffs-Berry, Cody Ryan, Nazmeen Kauser and Zara Salim.
Ackley Bridge is streaming on Netflix and All4 now
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