Twitter was left in a bit of a state back in April when the emotionally-charged finale to Banished aired on BBC2, but the Jimmy McGovern drama’s loyal fanbase will be even more distressed this morning thanks to the news that the series – set in the first Australian penal colony – will NOT be returning.
Starring Russell Tovey, MyAnna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Ewen Bremner, the seven-part drama had quite the heart-wrenching final episode as – SPOILER ALERT – Tommy met his maker at the reluctant hands of his friend James Freeman. But a tweet from Tovey late last night has confirmed the news that BBC2 have chosen not to commission a second run:
The history of Australia will have to tell it's story without us – #banished on @BBCTwo has ended it's adventure.. Sad day for drama x