While Mr. Selfridge has supposedly been renewed, BBC1 has pulled the plug on The Paradise. There won’t be a third season for the period drama.
The Paradise revolves around the people who work and shop at the first English department store. Set in 1875, castmembers have included Emun Elliott, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Lancashire, Matthew McNulty, Peter Wight, David Hayman, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy, Ruby Bentall, Finn Burridge, and Patrick Malahide.
Of the cancellation, a BBC spokesperson said, “We are incredibly proud to have made two successful series of period drama The Paradise for BBC1. However, in order to make room for new dramas to come through, The Paradise won’t be returning.”
The show airs on PBS here in the US and only the first season has been shown. That ended in November and there’s been no word of airing the second season yet.
What do you think? Have you seen The Paradise? Would you watch season two? Are you sorry it’s been cancelled?
Read the book! The Ladies Paradise is even better with more characters. It is by Emile Zola and has many good translations.
I watch and rewatch this series yearly and convince myself there will be more. But I am sadly disappointed every time. It is an excellent drama and the hype has only grown from it’s time on Netflix and Prime. The show wasn’t given time to flourish. 2seasons is not nearly enough of these characters.
I am disappointed there is no Season 3 – so many cliffhangers ending Season 2! I thought it was an excellent drama.
I have love the Paradise and really sad there is no season 3. Since I started watching it I have been addicted. I suggested it to my sister as well and she too has loved it.
The book, “ The Ladies’ Paradise” is even better. More subplots and characters! It is byEmile Zola. Your Iibrary should have it.
I loved Paradise and am very sad it has been cancelled, a big mistake !
I really enjoyed “The Paradise” the characters were fun as well as honest about life’s twists & turns! Very saddened it has been cancelled. I’ll find a good book.
I absolutely loved both seasons! Looking for more!!