Perhaps they should have called it The Quick and the Dead. The The Living and the Dead TV show has been cancelled by The BBC. The first and only season of the spooky supernatural series is slated to premiere on BBC America sometime this fall. In UK, Ashley Pharoah’s six-episode drama aired on BBC One between June 28 and August 2, 2016. The British network has confirmed The Living and the Dead TV series will not be renewed for a second season, Digital Spy reports.
The Living and the Dead stars Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer as newlyweds Nathan and Charlotte Appleby, and Nicholas Woodeson as Reverend Matthew Denning. The cast also includes: Malcolm Storry, Kerrie Hayes, Tallulah Rose Haddon, Joel Gillman, Elizabeth Berrington, Chloe Pirrie, Amber Fernée, Marianne Oldham, Pooky Quesnel, Ben Fox, Sarah Counsell, and David Oakes.
About The Living and the Dead:
When his mother dies, Nathan Appleby and wife Charlotte return to the family estate in an attempt to revitalize the farm that is the lifeblood of the local community. The BBC says when Harriet (Tallulah Rose Haddon), “… a vulnerable teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer.” Here is more from The BBC:
Nathan is a pioneering doctor who has worked at the forefront of the emerging science of psychology. He’s an expert in mapping the dark places of the mind. Nathan believes there is always a rational or scientific explanation to be found for life’s mysteries. So though Harriet’s case is disturbing, Nathan must use every psychological technique he has to find a way to cure her. But what if Nathan is wrong – what if it’s not an illness of the mind? Could Harriet actually be haunted?
UK readers have you watched the first and only season of The Living and the Dead TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed? US readers, do you plan to check out the series when it premieres on BBC America? Let us know, below.