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Psychoville killed off

No new series, Shearsmith confirms

Psychoville will not be returning for a third series, creator Reece Shearsmith has announced.

But he did confirm that he and collaborator Steve Pemberton are working on another idea – although it’s still in its early days.

He broke the news via Twitter, saying: ‘There really will be no more Psychoville,

‘But Steve P and I have “something else” for you. Only in our minds at the moment.’

Although critically acclaimed, Psychoville’s second season, which aired in May and June this year, struggled in the ratings.

It opened with 1.14 million viewers but by the middle of the series it had lost almost half of them, struggling on with just 661,000. The first series in 2009 averaged 1.4million viewers.

In response to one fan, Shearsmith added yesterday: ‘Sadly, no one watched it.’

Posted: 15 Sep 2011

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