BBC One is yet to renew Inspector George Gently for series 8

The release date for Inspector George Gently series 8 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Inspector George Gently Series 8 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC One is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Show summary and storyline

Inspector George Gently is a British TV series set in the 1960s and based on Alan Hunter’s 46 “Inspector Gently” novels. Produced by Company Pictures, the show originally premiered on BBC One on April 8, 2007 and returned for season seven on April 29, 2015.

Martin Shaw plays George Gently, a Chief Inspector for the fictitious North East Police Constabulary, who is trying to deal with the increasingly blurred lines between police and criminals in the 1960s. Faced with increased drug offenses and U.K’s youth on the brink of a social and sexual revolution, the Inspector and his team are investigating crimes portrayed in the books. The series opens in the early 1964 when capital punishment is still in effect in Britain, and progresses through the decade in seven seasons.

Ratings and reviews

Season 7 of Inspector George Gently has been record breaking when it comes to audience ratings. The season premiere captured over 7 million viewers and more than 6.7 million tuned into the season finale that had Gently faced with a difficult dilemma and teetering on the edge of corruption. With a 7.9 out of 10 rating on IMDB, the series has a captive fanbase that can’t wait to see a comeback for season 8. The network however has been completely tightlipped since the show’s season finale. While we await news of a possible renewal of Inspector George Gently for season 8, fans can binge watch past episodes on Netflix and AcornTV.

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