UK drama The Street, which stars Jim Broadbent and Jane Horrocks, will conclude after its third series.
Creator Jimmy McGovern told Radio 4 that the decision is due to cutbacks at ITV.
“It’s finished now because ITV have closed down that drama unit,” McGovern explained. “I am sure that’s why Michael Grade left – because it was a content-led revival, he said, and they have closed down the producers of the best content.”
On the possibility of recruiting another producer for the drama, he said: “I wouldn’t want to – it belonged [at ITV Studios]. All the people have gone. You live and breathe with people, you walk into busy rooms and see people working hard – the casting, the make up, the wardrobe, even the receptionists – and the next minute they are all gone.”
The Street’s third series launched in the UK this week.
The award-winning drama began airing in Australia on the Showcase channel in February.
Source: Digital Spy