A British dramedy series, The Durrells or The Durrells in Corfu series features Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical books that depict his family’s experience on Corfu’s Greek Island aired on ITV original television network.
The comedy-drama series premiered on 3rd April 2016 and concluded with 26 episodes in 4 series on 12th May 2019. The director of the series is Roger Goldby and Steve Barron, written by Simon Nye, and Christopher Hall is the producer. Lee Morris, Simon Nye, and Sally Woodward Gentle were the executive producers of the series.
Again like many other series, The Durrells in Corfu also has cast divided into 3 sections that are the main cast, recurring cast, and guest appearance. Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell, Milo Parker as Gerry Durrell, Josh O’Connor as Larry Durrell, Daisy Waterstone as Margo Durrell, Callum Woodhouse as Leslie Durrell, Alexis Georgoulis as Spiros Halikiopoulos, Anna Savva as Lugaretzia, and Yorgos Karamihos as Theo Stephanides were the characters of the main cast.
Recurring cast and Guest appearances are done by actors which are showcased in few episodes and some are repetitive. Some of the actors are Lucy Black as Florence Petrides appeared as a recurring character, Nikos Orestis Chaniotakis as Pavlos who appeared as both guest and a recurring character in the series, James Cosmo as Captain Creech again as both recurring and guest, and there are several other casts that appeared as guest, recurring character or sometimes both.
The series is based on the true story of Gerald Durrell’s life. In the series, Louisa Durrell, a typical English woman with her four children – Gerry, Larry, Margo, and Leslie, decided to move to Corfu’s Greek Island from Bournemouth in 1935. Her family was suffering some financial issues as her husband died some years before. When the family adapts to the island, they started facing issues like lack of electricity, and other problems that define Corfu as cheap and worldly heaven.
Some people consider series as not that realistic as there were some changes but apart from that flaw, the series was remarked as the series has good and fun script depicting the beautiful scenarios of nature.
This was not only a liberating one but also a captivating audience with its brilliant humor and a sense of originality in it.
The series was loved by the viewers as they even loved the Durrells and remarked the series as a heartwarming and an alluring family story. The series with its different perspective of the plot and storyline and even with its originality captivated and compelled the audience. It showcased the family adventure evolving love, friendship, and nature.
The series won many awards including Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress to Keeley Hawes, RTS Craft & Design Awards for best production design, and many more are there. Even it got nominated for several awards that include BAFTA TV Award for best drama series, best costume design, best title, best graphic identity, the best script written for drama, RTS Craft and Design award for best graphic design titles, and for many others.