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Sky 1 not renewing high-tech drama


Sky 1 will not be renewing medical drama Critical for a second series, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Written by Jed Mecurio, the 13-part drama focused on a state-of-the-art Major Trauma Unit as they treated a patient in real-time.

Sources claim the cancellation is due to poor ratings despite being a critical success.

Averaging 192,000 viewers, the series starred Lennie James, alongside Catherine WalkerClaire Skinner, Neve McIntosh, Mali Harries and Kimberley Nixon.

A statement read: “We are really proud of the acclaim Critical received and its ground-breaking achievements in the production of TV medical drama. We would like to thank Jed Mercurio, the team at Hat Trick Productions and all our cast.”