Axed Pay TV drama Spirited has been thrown a potential lifeline from Showcase.
The Claudia Karvan drama has entered a development deal with Showcase for a third season.
A source tells TV Tonight the move “is hoped and trusted will lead to production.”
In October Foxtel owned-and-operated channel W axed the ghostly series after two seasons.
Foxtel’s Director of Television Brian Walsh said, “I feel it’s right for Spirited to go out on a high with the impossible love story of Suzy and Henry resolved in a way that’s as close to a happily ever after as was ever really possible.
But its demise triggered a fan campaign led by spirited-tv.net which called on the show to be rescued.
Spirited has also sold format rights to the US in a separate development deal.