Hard Sun dropped by BBC after one series

The Corporation has not renewed the pre-apocalyptic drama starring Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess

Agyness Deyn, Hard Sun (BBC, EH)

It truly is the end of the world for Hard Sun on the BBC, as the broadcaster has not renewed the pre-apocalyptic drama for a second series.

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Hard Sun launched on BBC1 earlier this year and starred Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess as two detectives fighting crime in London as the sun threatened to destroy the earth.

The violent drama, penned by Luther writer Neil Cross, ended on a cliffhanger (which many viewers found confusing) and Cross previously said he wanted to make five series of the show.

All six episodes of Hard Sun were made available on iPlayer after the first episode was shown, following which the number of people tuning in to watch each Saturday night dramatically dropped.

Of its decision not to renew Hard Sun, the BBC said in a statement: “We sometimes have to make difficult decisions to make room for new shows and Hard Sun won’t be returning for a second series. We are incredibly proud of the show and would like to thank Neil and all those involved.”

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