Jim Howick of Ghosts previews the show's future beyond season 4

Jim Howick of Ghosts previews the show's future beyond season 4 ...

Jim Howick, who plays Ghosts, believes that the popular sitcom will continue to grow beyond season 4.

Alison and Mike Cooper (played by Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe) as they grapple with their country's inherited, demolished house, which is haunted by all kinds of ghosts from different periods, Ghosts has proved a major success since its release in 2019.

During his exclusive interview with Digital Spy, Howick said, "I think everyone has an endgame in sight."

"I think we would like more series," says the author, but I think as the show develops, you'll want to start thinking about'shelf life' and standards more than anything else.

"I think it's just the nature of a storyteller, you know?" We're all kind of storytellers, and I think it's the nature of a storyteller to think of the climax and the conclusion. But there's nothing clear yet. It's all in our bank."

Howick plays dead scout leader Pat Butcher, as well as co-writing the program.

Is the Ghosts team, in the same vein as Vince Gilligan of Breaking Bad, aiming to quit while they're ahead?

"It's because most authors try to think of an ending, because that's when the audience, and the writers, and the performers, get a lot of upset."

"It's not out of a sense of entitlement, it's more serving these characters and satisfying an audience. "That's another reason why you think of an end.

"It's a difficult situation, you have to make a decision, and the decision should always be the subject of discussion."

"I think you could create a sort of 12, 13 series of something ridiculous that never happens, but then it's about something else. It's about just churning stuff out, and the material will always suffer," says the author.

Ghosts season 4 will be available on BBC One tonight (September 23). Seasons one, two, and three are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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