| Last updated
The BBC has released a first look at the upcoming season of This Country - but revealed it will be the last.
The broadcaster confirmed Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper's Bafta award-winning comedy series is set to come to an end in February, after season 3 has aired.
The devastating news comes just six months after the death of This Country favourite Michael Sleggs aged just 33.
Taking to social media on Tuesday, BBC Three posted a brand new teaser shot of Kerry and Mucklowe and revealed when the show would be returning to screens.
The third and final season.
Starts Monday 17th February, 7pm, @BBCiPlayer. pic.twitter.com/FzwiKcNrv9
- BBC Three (@bbcthree) January 21, 2020
"Wait what final what nooooo," one fan wrote in the comments.
While another penned: "No no no not final," alongside a string of sad faces.
"N0 THIS CANNOT BE THE LAST SERIES!!! WHY OH WHY OH WHY!!?? IT'S AMAZING, WE HAVE TO HAVE MORE!," a third exasperated fan of the show concurred.
N0 THIS CANNOT BE THE LAST SERIES!!!
WHY OH WHY OH WHY!!??
IT'S AMAZING, WE HAVE TO HAVE MORE!
- David Ward (@DavidWa28957772) January 21, 2020
This Country has been hugely popular ever since its first season aired in 2017.
Since then, the comedy series - which has so far aired two seasons and a special - has also won much critical acclaim, picking up an RTA and a Bafta in a string of six award successes.
Centring around the hilarious adventures of Lee 'Kurtan' Mucklowe and his cousin Kerry Mucklowe (played by the Cooper siblings) the show has so far run two series and a special.
As the BBC broke the news the show was ending to devastated fans, the Coopers also confirmed it at the BFI in London last night, during a screening of the new episodes.
Explaining why they were calling it a day, the duo said the show had come to a "natural end".
Heartbreakingly, following Michael Sleggs' death from heart failure last year, Daisy and Charlie have spoken out revealing just how much he would have loved to be in the new series.
"It was tough having to do it without him because he's such a huge part of the show both on-screen and behind-the-scenes,' Charlie told Metro.co.uk.
"He embodied the spirit of the whole thing, so his absence was really hard. He had such a great sense of humour."
The show is set to pay tribute to the Slugs actor when it airs its third and final series next month.
This Country returns February 17 at 7pm on BBC Three.
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read