HUGE BBC sitcom is AXED after five series – as cancellation of BAFTA nominated show devastates fans
A huge BBC series has been axed, which is sure to leave fans devastated.
The broadcaster confirmed filming on the fifth series of Ghosts had concluded for good on Friday, after being nominated for a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy.
Having first aired in 2019, Ghosts follows a cash-strapped young couple who inherit a rickety country mansion, only to find it teeming with needy ghosts.
The team behind the smash-hit show claimed it’s time to wave goodbye to the inhabitants of Button House and focus on new projects.
They said: ‘After five incredible years haunting the halls of Button House, we have decided that the time is right to let our beloved sitcom Ghosts rest in peace.
‘We have just wrapped filming on our fifth and final series and we can’t wait to share it with you all later this year.
Uh-oh! A huge BBC series has been axed, which is sure to leave fans devastated (stock image of BBC Broadcasting House)
We could never have imagined the reception the show has enjoyed, or the fun we have had making it, and we would like to thank our amazing cast and crew as well as everyone at BBC Comedy, BBC1 and Monumental Television for their tireless support.
‘But most of all we’d like to thank everyone who watches. Mathew, Martha, Simon, Jim, Laurence and Ben x.’
Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC said: ‘We are officially in mourning for the end of this BBC Comedy Classic. We can’t thank the Ghosts team enough for five incredible series (not to mention some perfect Christmas Specials) and we can’t wait for BBC viewers to see the final series. We look forward to working with the team on new projects.’
Alison Carpenter, Creative Director at Monumental added: ‘We are so proud of Ghosts, and particularly the way that audiences have taken it to their hearts.
‘We couldn’t be more grateful for the creativity, talent and hard work that every single cast and crew member has brought to it over the five series, starting with the brilliant creators and stars of the show.
‘The Ghosts family is a very happy one, and we’ll miss it.’
Ghosts starred writers and creators Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, with Lolly Adefope, Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe.
In the upcoming fifth series Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) begin exploring other means of making ends meet and contemplate a new chapter that could have a huge effect on the Ghosts’ (after) lives.
The fourth series launched in Autumn 2022, and has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy.
It was the biggest comedy series of the year in terms of audiences across broadcast TV with 5.7M viewers tuning in for episode one.
Tragic: The broadcaster confirmed filming on the fifth series of Ghosts had concluded for good on Friday, after being nominated for a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy
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