Clunatics, rejoice! The two-year-long wait for Series 8 of Doc Martin, one of the most popular series across the globe, is almost over. And on both sides of the pond at that!

Doc Martin Series 8 on Acorn TV
Doc Martin: Series 8: Caroline Catz and Martin Clunes — Photo © Neil Genower, courtesy of Acorn TV

In mere days, stateside viewers will be able to once again take in the gorgeous scenery of the Cornish seaside and revel in the ongoing dramedies in the lives of the quirky residents of Portwenn, when Doc Martin: Series 8 premieres in the US.

What’s more, fans of the series in the UK will be able to do the same.

Starring BAFTA winner Martin Clunes (Arthur & George, Men Behaving Badly) as the eponymous tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor, the new season finds Martin and his wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz, DCI Banks, Murder in Suburbia), facing the challenge of living happily together with their baby, James Henry, following marriage counseling.

The entire regular cast of Doc Martin returns for the eighth season, including Dame Eileen Atkins (Upstairs, Downstairs, Cranford) as Martin’s Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice (Doctor Who, Rome) as handyman Bert Large, Joe Absolom (The Level, Hatfields & McCoys) as his son Al, Selina Cadell (Love, Nina, The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard) as pharmacist Mrs. Tishell, John Marquez (In the Club, Death in Paradise) as PC Penhale, Jessica Ransom (Our Zoo, The Escape Artist) as surgery receptionist Morwenna Newcross, and Robyn Addison (Survivors, Casualty) as babysitter Janice.

Reprising her Series 7 guest role as local vet Angela Sim is Caroline Quentin (Blue Murder, Jonathan Creek), Martin Clunes’ costar in Men Behaving Badly.

Also guest starring in Series 8 is Art Malik (Cold Feet, Upstairs Downstairs).

Here’s a sneak peak at the Series 8 opener:

And there’s more good news for Clunatics: Series 9 of Doc Martin is already in development!

Doc Martin: Series 8 premieres in the US next Thursday, September 21st — a day after its debut in the UK on ITV — exclusively on Acorn TV.

Acorn TV will premiere one episode of the new season every Thursday through November 9th, when all eight episodes will be available for binge-watching.

Until the premiere, check out the new behind-the-scenes special, Doc Martin: It’s Always Sunny in Portwenn, which is already streaming at Acorn TV.

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Doc Martin: Series 8 Premieres in the UK & US Next Week
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