BBC ‘pauses’ Wizards vs Aliens

Budget constraints affect children’s drama


Popular CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens has been put on hold by the BBC after three series, citing ‘cost issues.’

Russell T Davies, who created the show with Phil Ford, said the BBC had “paused but not axed” the children’s sci-fi drama because “there was not enough money” as yet to fund further episodes.

Broadcast reports, Davies is also concerned that protracted talks could result in cast members – which include Scott Haran as wizard Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott as his scientific friend Benny – accepting other acting opportunities.

Wizards vs Aliens is a BBC Wales/FremantleMedia production.