If, like us, Channel 5’s reboot of All Creatures Great and Small stole your heart last summer, you’ll be pretty bloody pleased to hear that the new series is getting closer by the day, and to get us hyped and ready to go, Channel 5 teased us with a wonderful new trailer for series 2, and there isn’t long to wait now, with the new season starting tonight.
Showcasing James Herriot as he returns to the Dales after two weeks away, the trailer teases the ongoing will-they-won’t-they relationship between James and Helen, alongside further testing situations with the local farm life that James and Siegfried care for daily.
The Channel 5 synopsis reads: “As series two opens, three months have passed since the events of the first series. A trip back home to Glasgow presents James with a dilemma that will mean choosing between the people he loves.
“As Helen and James navigate their feelings for one another, Siegfried, Tristan, and Mrs Hall are also forced to consider their places in the world, while James must ultimately decide between duty and love.”
Sounds like we’re in for a heartbreaking ride, to say the least.
In addition to the love-torn storyline, the trailer also teases the introduction of Patricia Hodge as Mrs Pumphrey, who’ll be stepping into Dame Diana Rigg’s shoes following her sad passing just last year. Fans adored Rigg’s portrayal of the kooky character, however, we can expect just as satisfying a performance from Hodge as she takes on the character, if the trailer is anything to go by.
All Creatures Great and Small‘s Christmas special left fans on a bit of a cliffhanger, showing James and Helen grow closer to one another, leading to Helen calling off her wedding to Hugh.
The dramatic end also saw Mrs. Hall’s storyline continue to develop, with more Easter Eggs about her broken relationship with her son revealed.
Airing on Channel 5 tonight from 9pm on Channel 5, the series will consist of six episodes plus a Christmas special. The second series will air on Thursday 16th September at 9pm. Not long to wait now.