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Father Brown is officially renewed for series 5 to air in 2017

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About the series

Father Brown is a popular British crime and mystery period drama television series from the production companies BBC Drama Productions and BBC Worldwide, which is at the moment airing its fourth series in Great Britain on the BBC One channel. The period detective drama was developed by Rachel Flowerday and Tahsin Guner based on the same name lead character from the short stories written by G.K. Chesterton. Executive produced by Will Trotter and John Yorke, the crime drama series was first released in the UK on January 14, 2013.

The storyline of the detective drama is set in The Cotswolds in the beginning of 1950s. The lead character is a catholic priest who seems to be better at solving crimes than a local police inspector. The series stars Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price and Jack Deam.

Ongoing series and viewer reception

Series 4 of Father Brown came out on BBC One in the UK on Monday, January 4, 2016 and included ten one-hour episodes with the series finale having been broadcast on January 15, 2016. The show has never been a major ratings hit for the network and has not garnered any accolades from critics, but nonetheless the reviews have always been above average, praising the engaging storytelling, casting and actor performances. We believe that the mystery drama series still has some gas in its tank and will most likely get picked up for another round.

Latest developments

UPDATED February 26, 2016: A fourth installment of the hit BBC One channel’s crime period drama Father Brown just wrapped up on January 15, 2016 and the network has already formally announced the renewal of the series for another round. The decision was easy – the most recent chapter of the series has averaged more than 2 million viewers per episode. In addition, the show has been very popular around the world as BBC Worldwide is currently distributing it to more than 160 territories. New episodes are slated to premiere in 2017. Since the network is yet to schedule the exact premiere date, visit our website for the most recent news, or sign up for our updates and we’ll notify you as soon as the release date of Father Brown series 5 is announced.

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Premiere date of Father Brown series 5 – renewed (2017, to be scheduled)

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