Filming begins on the final series of My Mad Fat Diary

Rae’s story comes to an end!

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Filming has begun on the third and final series of E4’s My Mad Fat Diary.

The 3-episode mini-series will see Sharon Rooney reprise her BAFTA-nominated role as troubled teen Rae Earl alongside a suited and booted Chloe (Jodie Comer), a freshly tattooed Chop (Jordan Murphy), the ever-sweet Izzy (Ciara Baxendale), and Mr University, Archie (Dan Cohen). BAFTA-nominated Claire Rushbrook and Ian Hart will also be returning, alongside the latest addition to the gang, Katie Springer, played by Faye Marsay (Glue). Love-muffin, Finn (Nico Mirallegro), will also be making a comeback. Shakespeare in Love wasn’t the only Oscar-winning romance of ’98…

The series is adapted from Rae Earl’s real-life diaries, and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions.

The year is 1998. Google was founded, The Verve’s Urban Hymns tops the album charts and France hosts the FIFA World Cup. Rae Earl is boss. Drinking, dancing and dating the hottest guy in the North – Rae has life as a teenager nailed. However, change is on the horizon as the gang grows up. Chloe has ambitions to attend business school, Finn wants to settle down and the spectre of university applications looms large. A new friend for Rae also forces her to see everything differently. As Rae struggles to maintain the status quo, will she be left behind or embrace the biggest adventure yet?

Piers Wenger, Channel 4 Head of Drama said: ‘My Mad Fat Diary has touched the hearts of the E4 audience and it is with both sadness and pride that we announce filming on the third and final series. But anyone expecting Rae Earl to go quietly will be sorely mistaken. We’re delighted to welcome back Mad Fat’s exceptional cast, led by Sharon Rooney, as Rae faces her greatest challenges yet”.

Sharon Rooney said: “It has been a privilege to tell Rae’s story. My Mad Fat Diary has been a huge part of my life and, although I am sad that this amazing rollercoaster ride is almost over, it’s not over YET. We have more drama, more tears and more rude bits to bring you. The support of the E4 audience has been amazing, and I couldn’t have done it without them. So, in the words of Rae, “LET’S DO THIS”.’

Filming on the third and final mini-series of My Mad Fat Diary will commence this week and due to broadcast in summer 2015.