The series stars BAFTA-nominated Sharon Rooney as Rae Earl, with original cast members, 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), and 'love-muffin' Finn (Nico Mirallegro), all returning.
Faye (represented by Curtis Brown), who also starred in the third series of Channel 4's Fresh Meat and Glue plays new addition to the gang, Katie Springer
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".'
Adapted from Rae Earl’s real-life diaries, and subsequent book My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary, the new series is written by George Kay, and is a Tiger Aspect Production.
The series is due to broadcast in summer 2015.