Channel 4 have announced that the third series of the wonderful My Mad Fat Diary is to be its last.
Consisting of three hour-long episodes; the final series will move the action to 1998 where Rae (Sharon Rooney) and her gang are about to embark on the biggest summer since record began.
We return to find that Rae has now mastered teenage life and is dating the hottest guy in the North, however things are changing as the gang grows up. Chloe has ambitions to attend business school, Finn wants to settle down and the spectre of university applications looms large. A new friend for Rae also forces her to see everything differently. As Rae struggles to maintain the status quo, will she be left behind or embrace the biggest adventure yet?
Rooney will be joined by all of the programme’s key cast members including Ian Hart and the BAFTA-nominated Claire Rushbrook. Meanwhile Glue and Fresh Meat star Faye Marsay will join the cast as Rae’s new friend.
Channel 4’s head of drama Piers Wenger said, “My Mad Fat Diary has touched the hearts of the E4 audience and it is with both sadness and pride that we announce filming on the third and final series. But anyone expecting Rae Earl to go quietly will be sorely mistaken. We’re delighted to welcome back Mad Fat’s exceptional cast, led by Sharon Rooney, as Rae faces her greatest challenges yet”.
Sharon Rooney added, “it has been a privilege to tell Rae’s story. My Mad Fat Diary has been a huge part of my life and, although I am sad that this amazing rollercoaster ride is almost over, it’s not over YET. We have more drama, more tears and more rude bits to bring you. The support of the E4 audience has been amazing, and I couldn’t have done it without them. So, in the words of Rae, “LET’S DO THIS”.’
The final series of My Mad Fat Diary will air this summer.