As reported last week, the UK drama The Game has been cancelled after one season of six episodes. The TV show aired on BBC Two in the UK and on BBC America here in the States. The Game’s ratings weren’t strong enough to see it renewed for a second season and BBC Two has a limited amount of resources.
Here’s a statement from the broadcaster:
We are incredibly proud of the drama written by Toby Whithouse and grateful to the cast and team who worked so hard on it – however the BBC Two drama budget only allows for a limited number of returning dramas a year which means we have to make hard choices.
In June, series star Tom Hughes said that he had high hopes for a second season, “If it’s resonating with people and they’re interested in the characters, then I know for certain that Toby’s got far more to share.”
What do you think? Do you like The Game TV series? Do you think it should have been renewed for a second season?
It was fabulous
What a fantastic series. Yes! You couldn’t doze off in front of it but some viewed do actually want something more cerebral than ‘Midsomer Murders.’ We pay our television too!
Typical BBC. A canceling this show proves the BBC is really for a dumbing down agenda
Brilliant series, can’t believe the BBC are not committing to a 2nd season, there’s so little good (not dumbed down) television at the moment, surely this needs a rethink BBC?
Fantastic series absolutely loved it
Loved this programme.
Disappointed no 2nd season. Loved it !!
A second season would have been great..