Cuffs star Eleanor Matsuura thinks it is a shame BBC One cancelled the police drama after one series (season). She and co-stars Amanda Abbington, Alex Carter, Jacob Ifan, and Pete Sullivan took to Twitter to express their sorrow over the cancellation, in mid-December.
More than a month later, Matsuura is still disappointed by the “premature” decision to cancel the Cuffs TV series, which also starred Ashely Walters and Broadchurch‘s Shaun Dooley.
From Radio Times:
“I thought we had a lot more in the tank, actually, we were quite disappointed they pulled the plug, we thought very prematurely,” she said of the drama […].
“People don’t give shows a chance these days to really find their stride, to find their audience and things are very results-oriented and it’s very hard to be creative and to find your feet as a show. I think people are a lot more cutthroat these days. I thought we were really getting into our stride and finding our audience. We think it was a premature decision. But unfortunately it was pulled.”
When we reported on the December cancellation of Cuffs, a fan-driven Change.Org petition asking the BBC to recommission (renew) Cuffs had garnered 6,556 signatures. Little more than a month later, with 10,359 signatories, the petition is over two-thirds of the way to reaching its goal of 15,000.
On Twitter, the campaign is being spear-headed by the @WeLoveCuffs account, which bears the display name/hashtag “#BRINGBACKCUFFS.” In the lefthand sidebar, the Twitter account links to the We Love Cuffs Facebook TV show page, with the display name, “Bring Back Cuffs.”
Check out our first article on the cancellation of Cuffs, including Twitter reactions of the TV series’ stars, here.
Do you agree the Cuffs TV show should have been renewed for season two, or was BBC One right to cancel it after the first season? Would you have watched a second season of Cuffs? Sound off, in the comments.
A real shame the series was so short. One of the better ‘cop’ shows on TV especially show-casing aspects of real life. Love the small back-stories of individuals. BBC please re-think your decision! Better than some of the unrealistic and shallow stuff so prevalent today.
We love this programme in Australia – please BBC re-think your decision.