BBC's "The Fades" wrapped its first season to critical acclaim and seemed a shoo-in for a renewal, but fans and the show's creator Jack Thorne were left in dismay by the network's surprising decision to cancel it.
Penned by Thorne ("Skins," "Shameless"), who is a 2011 Royal Television Society Award-winning writer, the six-episode series went on to land a BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series.
But with an award and strong fan support, will the series find life after all?
"I don’t know what’s going to happen; there is a possibility," Thorne said in an interview with A Younger Theatre. "I’d love for it to come back, as I’ve still got stories to tell. I’m lucky to have a career; I’m just going to keep working. I’m not particularly bitter about it.
"When it came down to it, it was between 'Being Human' and 'The Fades' [to be kept] and they chose 'Being Human.' I can’t complain because it is a great show. It happened when there were massive cutbacks; so the drama budget was halved and they could only keep one long running series."
The six-episode season of "The Fades" followed an apocalyptic battle involving spirits who sought to return to the mortal world at the cost of life as we know it.
Caught in the growing maelstrom of supernatural events is Paul (Iain De Caestecker) -- gifted with the ability to perceive and fight the spirits -- and best friend Mac (Daniel Kaluuya).
"The Fades," which is in stores now on DVD and Blu-ray, also stars Lily Loveless, Sophie Wu, Johnny Harris, Claire Rushbrook, Natalie Dormer.
See our review of the series here.
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