Axed: The Halcyon

This is not exactly ideal….

ITV has confirmed that it has axed its period drama The Halcyon after just one series -and before its Australian playout.

“ITV regularly considers the range of dramas we commission to ensure the right balance and range together with the best mix of returning series and new dramas,” it said in a statement.

“It does mean on occasions we have to take tough decisions, and not all drama can be recommissioned. We are really pleased so many people enjoyed The Halcyon and we are proud of what the series achieved. We’d like to thank The Halcyon production team and actors and everyone at [producers] Left Bank Pictures for their hard work.”

The drama about a luxury hotel during WWII drew comparisons with Downton Abbey and seemed to perform reasonably well in the ratings, ending with a cliffhanger.

It premieres in Australian next month on ABC, but that cliffhanger will now go unresolved.

Source: Radio Times

One Comment:

  1. The ratings on this show will be interesting, I wonder which ratings ITV looked at those in Britain or those in it’s American market or both With Downton Abbey concluded the appetite for British period dramas must be waning which must be a concern for British commercial TV, looking to develop revenue earners.

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