Another BBC3 series cut short
Sad news for fans of BBC Three’s zombie drama In The Flesh today (16th Jan) as the BBC has announced they will not be making a third series
The BBC released a statement saying: “BBC Three is very proud of the two award-winning series of In the Flesh. However, given there is only budget for one original drama series a year on the channel it won’t be returning. We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through and create room for emerging talent. Huge thanks to the BAFTA award-winning writer Dominic Mitchell and the superb cast.”
The BAFTA-winning series, written by Dominic Mitchell and starring Luke Newberry and Emily Bevan, ran for two series, ending ambiguously with regards to Amy’s mortality.
With hopes dashed for a third series, fans have taken to Twitter to try to save the series using hashtag #saveintheflesh hoping the BBC will move it to BBC Two, or suggesting Netflix or Amazon pick up the series.
Mitchell and Newberry both tweeted their thanks to the fans for their support.
Sad news today. I’d like to thank the BBC, the incredible cast & crew and the amazing fans for making & supporting #InTheFlesh
— Dominic Mitchell (@DomMitchell) January 16, 2015
Thank you to the entire cast & crew of #InTheFlesh for making it so special- and the fans for all your incredible support! X
— Luke Newberry (@lukenewberry) January 16, 2015
In The Flesh is the second BBC series announced today to be affected by budget cuts, with CBBC’s Wizards vs Aliens being put on ‘pause’ due to cost issues.