Is The Doctor Blake Mysteries hoping for a lifeline with Seven?
A series of meetings between producers December Media and Seven took place during the week, according to News Corp.
The ABC series is due to end its run on ABC later this year with a a series and telemovie. But December Media and star Craig McLachlan were surprised the show was ending given its popularity with audiences, and international sales.
Its fanbase has rallied behind a change.org petition of more than 12,000 signatures, demanding ABC reverse its decision.
Ironically, it was a petition that helped save A Place to Call Home from vanishing after Seven axed the show ahead of a Foxtel lifeline.
At the time Seven cited the show’s audience as being too old, together with the expense of period drama production.
How serious Seven might be on Doctor Blake remains to be seen.
Seven declined to comment other than to say it was a fan of the show.