The upcoming American release of the BBC remake of “Survivors” on DVD touts the set as the complete first and second season.
You can change that packaging to say, the complete series.
Total SciFi reports that the BBC has pulled the plug on the show after two seasons.
“Sadly the BBC aren’t going to do any more Survivors,” a source close to the production told Totalscifionline.com. “They expressed genuine affection for the show and a real desire to go again but felt that with the ratings having slipped a little since the first series they couldn’t take the risk. The sad truth is that we’re somewhat the victims of having gone out on the main channel – in some ways the exposure is wonderful but in other ways it’s a mixed blessing.
“Shows like ‘Torchwood’ and ‘Being Human’ benefitted from growing their audiences on the digital channels where it’s easier for this kind of genre show to grow and develop without being judged. With ratings over 4 million, Survivors would be considered to have a very substantial audience almost anywhere else except BBC1 and perhaps ITV.”
The source added that the cast and production team felt they had “ truly begun to hit our creative stride in series 2” and were upset at not getting the chance to develop the series further.