‘Ghosts’ to End With Season 5 on BBC

'Ghosts' to End With Season 5 on BBC
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It’s time to say the final goodbyes to this beloved British sitcom series! Here is everything we know so far about Ghosts Season 5. 

It’s a bittersweet feeling to bid farewell after five awe-inspiring seasons, as this show has definitely treated fans to some amazing plots ever seen on television over the years, and it has met with a major critical reception to the series that has been positive. For reference, the third season alone received a 100% approval rating, with an average rating of 8.7/10. 

There is no doubt that these characters have captured hearts around the globe by following follows a collection of ghosts from different historical periods haunting a country house while sharing the house with its new living occupants. This concept is so unique that it makes the anticipation for the fifth and final season more intense than ever!

'Ghosts' to End With Season 5 on BBC

So, if you’ve been looking for more information about this announcement, stop right here! In order for you to get a head start on what viewers of this popular series can anticipate seeing in the final season of ‘Ghosts,’ we at Web News Observer have put together a brief summary of the possible release date, storyline, and cast, among other details.

The team behind the show announced the news on social media, saying that “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.”

Further adding, “We could never have imagined the reception the show has enjoyed or the fun we have had making it, and we would like to thank our amazing cast and crew as well as everyone at BBC Comedy, BBC1, and Monumental Television for their tireless support.” Take a look at the official post as shared by Ben Willbond below:

Ghosts Season 5: When is the final season expected to premiere?

According to Deadline, the series regularly saw between 4 and 5 million viewers each week, earning a renewal for the fifth season by the BBC in December last year. The comedy also inspired a popular American remake on CBS, which has received a third-season renewal, with the second season receiving an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 7/10.

If you recall, back in December 2022, the BBC acknowledged that the final season will broadcast in 2023. Since then, it’s been a while, and the fans were left wondering what the official release date was going to be. Well, readers, it’s sad to break the news to you, but the network hasn’t confirmed the date yet. 

'Ghosts' to End With Season 5 on BBC

But on the bright side, the hit comedy has officially started filming the new series in early 2023 and will once again be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. We have been speculating that the beloved series will start premiering its final season in mid-2023, with August to September being the likely release window once the filming concludes on a proper schedule without a long hiatus. 

The creators also highlighted that “We are delighted to confirm that Ghosts will be returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a fifth series in 2023. We’ve had much fun in the writer’s room and are hugely excited by the new stories we have to tell and the further secrets we get to reveal. We’ve been getting back into practice walking through walls and can’t wait to start shooting again in the new year.”

'Ghosts' to End With Season 5 on BBC

We have already gotten a heads-up on what to expect in the final season: “In the fifth and final season, Alison (Ritchie) and Mike (Smith-Bynoe) begin exploring other means of making ends meet and contemplate a new chapter that could have a huge effect on the Ghost’s (after) lives.” The show star writers and creators Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, and Ben Willbond, with Lolly Adefope as Kitty alongside Ritchie and Smith-Bynoe.

In addition to this, Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC also commented on the final season, saying: “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.”

'Ghosts' to End With Season 5 on BBC

That’s not the end, as the final season is also expected to have the same range of six episodes with an average runtime of 30 minutes in order to be consistent with the prior season’s plotlines. We’d also like to point out that, as of April 2023, the exact titles and synopses for these new episodes cannot be confirmed, but they will be available once the release date draws closer.

Ghosts is a Monumental Television production in association with Them There for the BBC and were commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy Commissioning. The producer is Pat Tookey-Dickson, and the creators serve as Executive Producers alongside Monumental’s Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen. It is distributed by BBC Studios and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Seb Barwell.

'Ghosts' to End With Season 5 on BBC

Apart from BBC One and BBC iPlayer, all the episodes of this beloved series are also available to stream on HBO Max based on viewers’ regions. You can also rent it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, with the prior episodes and some other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options based on viewers’ locations and preferences.

While you wait for the fifth season to premiere, we recommend that fans stream the fourth season to stay up to date with the plot that follows, “When we return for Series 4, Button House is open for business—well, the gatehouse is. Can Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) make a success of the humble B&B, or will the interfering ghosts once again scupper their plans? A grown-up comedy from the Horrible Histories team.”

Take a look at the official trailer of Ghosts Season 4 below: 

Ghosts - Series 4 | Trailer - BBC

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more updates, and let us know in the comments what you think of BBC’s Ghosts Season 5 being the final season.