Cold Feet season nine concluded on Monday night, and the show's creator, Mike Bullen, has confirmed that the series will be going on a second hiatus after it originally returned following a 13 year break in 2016. He explained: "We feel we've explored to our satisfaction the issues confronting the characters at this stage of their lives and we want to give them all a little time to move on, to put clear water between the stories we've told thus far and the issues they'll be exploring when they are empty nesters staring down the barrel of grandparenthood."
The show is on hiatus
However, this will likely not be the end of the show, as he added: "We're looking forward to returning at a later date to document the agony and the ecstasy of the third age." In a group statement, the show's cast including Hermione Norris, Fay Ripley and James Nesbitt said: "The Cold Feet team have proved that life never stops being funny, challenging and bitter sweet. So, although the show will take a well-earned break, we all look forward, when the time is right, to returning to warm the nation’s hearts once again."
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The series will return in the future
Hermione previously opened up about the reunion, telling HELLO!: ""It felt like only yesterday, but it first started 20 years ago, so you keep remembering where you were at that time. It was a totally different life – I wasn't married, I didn't have children. But I'd much rather be where I am now than where I was back then, any day." She added that she was reluctant to take part in the reboot at first, saying: "I didn’t want to undo anything we’d done – the series was so loved. If we made it, it had to be really good. But Karen is mine, you know? She’s mine."
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