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Ghosts Season 3 — release date, cast, plot, trailer and more

Ghosts Season 3
Ghosts Season 3 will see more spooky fun. (Image credit: BBC/Monumental Television/Steven Peskett)

Ghosts Season 3 is heading our way in 2021. Yep, the hugely popular BBC1 comedy, starring many of the actors from children’s hit Horrible Histories, will return for more ghostly going ons at Button House.

The show has proved so successful it was even given a Christmas special last year, which is normally the signal that a comedy has truly arrived.

Here’s everything we know so far about the new series

Ghosts Season 3 release date

The BBC is yet to announce a Ghosts Season 3 release date, but we suspect it will be on this autumn or perhaps even late summer. Filming is now finished and it seems we won't have too long to wait to enjoy the new run.

Ghosts Season 3 cast

Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) will star as the unfortunate owners of Button House. Martha Howe-Douglas will be back as Lady Fanny Button, who’s never happy about any changes Alison makes. While Mathew Baynton will return as Thomas Thorne, who’s always claiming his love for Alison. Jim Howick will again play loveable Pat Butcher, who just likes being nice to everyone. While Ben Willbond returns as the Captain, who likes to keep everything in military order. Plus there will be Katy Wix as Mary, Laurence Rickard as Robin/Humphrey’s Head, Simon Farnaby as MP Julian Fawcett and Lolly Adefope as Kitty.

What’s the plot?

The BBC has revealed some plot details at last! They said: "Alison and Mike are working hard to bring their new ‘guest house’ plans to fruition, when the peace is disrupted by an unexpected visitor who arrives with a life-changing revelation. Alison questions everything she thought she knew, and the ghosts react with varying degrees of fear, mistrust, and in some cases, delight. Meanwhile, Mike is more intent than ever to put Button House on the map while trying to hold onto his day job."

What we also know is that the plague ghosts won't be returning for the third series. These ghosts were all killed by the plague and live in the basement of Button House. 

Due to Covid-19 filming restrictions, Matthew Baynton, who co-writes and stars, told Metro they decided not to include these characters in the new series. “‘We did [have to axe some scenes]. There are certain characters who by their nature are constantly in a massive group so we’ve left them in the basement where they live and we’ll have to see them again in series four.”

Fans may have spotted that Matthew appears to have just signalled there will also be a fourth series!

Is there a trailer?

Not yet, watch this space!