BBC Two drops Hebburn | 'It's been an honour,' says creator Cook

BBC Two drops Hebburn

'It's been an honour,' says creator Cook

BBC Two has decided to drop the sitcom Hebburn after two series.

Creator Jason Cook, who had urged fans to lobby for another run, announced the news on Twitter today, saying: ‘Just so everyone knows, the BBC will not be renewing Hebburn for a third series.

‘We’ve had such a great time making series 1 and 2 and I’d like to thank the BBC for allowing us to do this. The team that made Hebburn were so committed to it and those both in front of and behind the camera were what made Hebburn so special.

Based on Cook’s own experiences of growing up in the Tyneside town, the sitcom starred Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves, Gina McKee, Kimberley Nixon and Cook’s fellow stand-up Chris Ramsey.

The second six-episode series came to an end in December with a Christmas special.

Cook posted: ‘It was such an honour to be able to put my little hometown on TV and to show the country and little bit of Tyneside with some of the best actors I could ever have dreamed of.

“The response from fans all over the world has been overwhelming with Hebburn being shown in Australia, Canada, America and all over Europe. But now we have to move on to new projects and I’m looking forward to doing more stuff with the Hebburn team as soon as possible!’

Published: 25 Mar 2014

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