ITV have announced that Benidorm has been re-commissioned for an eighth series with 7 brand new episodes written by the show’s creator Derren Litten. Filming will begin later this year on the new series which will see a new family introduced to the Solana.
The seventh series is currently airing on ITV and welcomed the return of Johnny Vegas and Elsie Kelly as The Oracle (aka Geoff Maltby) and Noreen Maltby. The series has also seen the return of Solana Group CEO Crystal Hennessy-Vass played by Dame Joan Collins.
Benidorm has been commissioned by Elaine Bedell, ITV’s Director of Comedy & Entertainment and Comedy Commissioning Editor Saskia Schuster. Elaine Bedell says “Benidorm continues its enduring appeal with ITV viewers, and we look forward to discovering what creator Derren Litten has in store for the new holiday season at the Solana resort”.
Whilst Saskia Schuster says “We are absolutely thrilled our audience continues to enjoy the antics of the Solana staff and its holidaymakers. The new series of Benidorm will be introducing a brand new family to our viewers”.
Derren Litten, Pete Thornton and Sophie Clarke Jervoise will serve as Executive Producers Benidorm, a Tiger Aspect production for ITV.
Benidorm will return early 2016 on ITV