Humans is in danger of being cancelled and the AMC series might not see a second season. Why? There is a shake-up in the works in UK television. A deal that would take Channel 4 private might put several shows in danger of cancellation.
Radio Times reported on the shake-up with C4 earlier this week, and one of the series in danger is Humans.
David Abraham, C4’s chief executive, believes that current discussions regarding selling the channel would mean that a corporate owner would eventually send profits back to shareholders instead of using it to pay for new and experimental programming. He also said:
“You would definitely not have [comedies] Catastrophe and Chewing Gum and Toast and Fresh Meat. All these things our viewers love. You would not be swinging the bat as often in those genres. This year we have had our highest spend on drama with shows like Humans and Indian Summers too and it has yielded some fantastic results. Our capacity for experimentation [would] reduce very dramatically.”
This is the second time this month that a shake-up on British television put a series in danger of being cancelled? The X Factor UK is facing potential cancellation because of a deal with The Voice UK.
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