Scott & Bailey TV show stars Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp will stick together until the end. Jones told Radio Times the two plan to watch the Scott & Bailey TV series finale, over a cuppa, at Sharp’s home. While not technically cancelled, the series is ending after its current fifth season.
Scott & Bailey‘s series finale airs on ITV1, Wednesday April 27th, at 9:00pm in UK. Created by Sally Wainwright and Diane Taylor, the cast of Scott & Bailey also includes David Prosho, Tony Mooney, and Delroy Brown. Jones is credited as writing more than 20 episodes of the UK crime drama.
Here is more from Radio Times.
…Jones – who originally came up with the concept for the series with her old pal Sally Lindsay – says she knew it was time to move on from the hit series.
“We knew we were saying goodbye, so now that it’s out there, well, it’s good I think. It’s good to move on,” she told RadioTimes.com at the 2016 Bafta TV nominees party.
“We said we weren’t going to do another one last series, and then when ITV said, ‘Would you like to do another one?’, we kind of thought [why not], because there’s been quite a break between the last one and this one. I was pregnant so I knew that I couldn’t do more than three episodes,” she continued.
“And then I said, ‘Oh I’d quite like to produce as well,’ so they said yes come along and do that. So the whole thing was a goodbye in a sense: we were going to do a short thing, I was going to produce, and be properly on the team, because I’ve always put my nose in.”
Here is more on the fifth and finale season of Scott & Bailey from ITV. Check out the Scott & Bailey TV series finale description.
A three-part special of Scott & Bailey, featuring a single crime, comes to ITV in April.
Produced by award winning independent producers Red Production Company, the three-part format allows this series to unfold with scale and ambition as Scott & Bailey tackle one of the biggest and darkest cases they have ever had to face.
Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp return to the roles of super cool Janet Scott and her hotheaded partner Rachel Bailey; the crime-fighting partnership forged over four previous series following the drama’s successful critical and ratings launch on ITV in 2011.
With D.C.I. Gill Murray in retirement, ever-ambitious Rachel (Suranne Jones) returns from her Vice secondment fired up and full of new ideas and initiatives. She’s gained valuable experience and really wants to make her mark as she returns to Syndicate 9’s Murder Squad.
Exhilarated to step up to the plate, Rachel is exactly who Janet (Lesley Sharp) and the Squad need to move forward with a terrifying and sinister Internet crime investigation of epic scale and unrelenting horror.
Using her Vice authorisation, Rachel accesses a disturbing world where people brag about committing murder and lay down the gauntlet for the next victim. A game of ruthless life or death daring develops, as Scott & Bailey investigate multiple killers with horrifying and everlasting consequences. They will be changed forever and the investigation will take a devastating toll on their professional lives.
The special has been executive produced by Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies, Last Tango in Halifax) founder of the Red Production Company and Suranne Jones, who conceived the idea for the drama with fellow actress Sally Lindsay who returns to the drama playing Rachel’s sister Alison.
Rachel (Suranne Jones) is criticised for the lack of progress in the investigation and with Steve Dench (Richard Riddell) still the prime suspect, she knows she must find both a murder weapon and the encryption code used to access the Taking Out The Trash website. Then, they not only get Steve for multiple murders, but they also find the man he’s playing his sick game with. Discovering that the witness at Michael Edgerton’s murder may be one of the killers marks a big breakthrough, and with the attacks increasing, Rachel hopes that the killers will start to make mistakes.
The appearance of a star on Rachel’s gatepost terrifies Alison (Sally Lindsay) and when Julie Dodson (Pippa Haywood) finds out, Rachel’s position as Acting DI is jeopardized. But with new evidence challenging Steve’s alibi and a positive ID of the witness, Rachel is determined to hang onto the case. When Janet’s (Lesley Sharp) attempt to help Taisie (Harriet Waters) results in a complaint, her faith in doing everything by the book is rocked, and with Rachel’s pregnancy out in the open, both Scott and Bailey have life-changing decisions to make about their futures.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Scott & Bailey TV show? Do you plan to watch the Scott & Bailey TV series finale? Is it ending at the right time, or should it have been renewed for a sixth season?