Don’t expect season two of BBC America‘s Thirteen TV show. The drama thriller, which premiered in the US on June 23rd will come to a close after its first season and TV series finale episode, airing in July. In UK, the finale aired back in March. At that time, creator Marnie Dickens told Radio Times that Thirteen was conceived as a mini-series which tells a complete story. So while Thirteen has not been cancelled in the traditional sense, it will not be renewed for a second season.
This five-party mystery thriller follows Ivy Moxham (Jodie Comer) on the day she escapes the cellar where she has been held prisoner for the last 13 years — half her life. The Thirteen TV series cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare.
Here is more, from Radio Times:
[Dickens said:] “I did imagine this as a very finite story in terms of Ivy’s story and her family because hopefully, as you watch it all, by episode five it pays off.
“But of course when you spend all your time with those characters and you are lucky to get incredible people like Jodie involved you do feel it would be nice to go back and write more.”
But when pressed whether she was likely to pen a second series she said: “I don’t think I will, no. All I want is that people watch and enjoy series one, that’s enough for me.”
What do you think? Did you watch the Thirteen TV series premiere? Do you wish there would be more seasons of the drama?