Ghosts to end with fifth series
The fifth series of Ghosts wrapped several days ago, with the announcement today that it will be the final run.
The Ghosts team announced on social media: “After five incredible years haunting the halls of Button House, we have decided that the time is right to let our beloved sitcom Ghosts rest in peace. We have just wrapped filming on our fifth and final series and we can't wait to share it with you all later this year.”
Ghosts is a Monumental Television production in association with Them There for the BBC and is produced by Pat Tookey-Dickson, directed by Simon Hynd.
The creators (also creators and stars of Yonderland and Bill, and the original stars of Horrible Histories) serve as executive producers alongside Monumental's Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward and Alison Owen.
Jon Petrie, director of comedy at the BBC said: “We are officially in mourning for the end of this BBC Comedy Classic. We can’t thank the Ghosts team enough for five incredible series (not to mention some perfect Christmas Specials) and we can’t wait for BBC viewers to see the final series. We look forward to working with the team on new projects.”
Alison Carpenter, creative director at Monumental added: “We are so proud of Ghosts, and particularly the way that audiences have taken it to their hearts. We couldn’t be more grateful for the creativity, talent and hard work that every single cast and crew member has brought to it over the five series, starting with the brilliant creators and stars of the show. The Ghosts family is a very happy one, and we’ll miss it.”
Ghosts stars writers and creators Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, with Lolly Adefope, Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe.
The fourth series launched in autumn 2022, and has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy. It was the biggest comedy series of the year in terms of audiences across broadcast TV with 5.7 million viewers tuning in for episode 1 (30 days data).
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