I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, I know a lot of us enjoyed this series:
I had mixed feelings about the show, but I was definitely looking forward to another season!
That's a shame. I've still not had a chance to see it - I hope it comes belatedly to UK screens.
Watched this on the BBC last year when it was first broadcast in the UK; very good indeed. I have a half remembered notion it is based on a novel, which I really should read.
I only now learned this. After a fast read and quick cry my suspicions are raised since the series definitely
flexed box office muscle while giving the public substantial viewing fare instead of vapid hackneyed tripe.
Sometimes a production company needs to allow sufficient lead time for audiences to rediscover a seemingly
lost series after a two-year hiatus. All more so if its initial run was overwhelmingly favourable.
It it were a BBC show, I'd suspect this to be a precursor to them doing a co-funding deal with one of the big streamers - they have form in that regard. I'm often torn with these things - I want a show I love to continue, but I'd also rather it cut while it was good, rather than wearing thin and running out of ideas a bit ("I hear the blues a callin' tossed salads and scrambled eggs...."). I do like the fact that the streaming era, freed from the tyranny of broadcast schedules, has facilitated the rise of shows that are as long as they need to be - both in terms of episode length and number of episodes / series / episodes per series.... That flexibility is good for story telling. On the other hand, I'm also distinctly unimpressed by how the Netflix business model has hurt shows that should continue in particular by favouring early cancellation and novelty...