Jimmy McGovern’s Banished not returning for second series

BBC Two cancels historical drama after one series

Banished

BBC Two drama Banished will not be returning for a second series, star Russell Tovey has confirmed on twitter.

The 7-part drama series from Jimmy McGovern told the story of a group of British convicts that were sent to a penal colony in Australia in 1788.

The series also starred Myanna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and David Wenham.

The BBC has not publicly revealed its reason for cancelling the series but Tovey describes the news in his tweet (below) as a “Sad day for drama.”