Chewing Gum loses its flava | Creator Michaela Coel pulls plug on E4 sitcom

Chewing Gum loses its flava

Creator Michaela Coel pulls plug on E4 sitcom

There will be no more episodes of E4 comedy hit Chewing Gum.

Creator Michaela Coel reportedly told the broadcaster that she ‘reached a creative peak’ at the end of the second series, and did not want to continue.

But Channel 4 comedy head Fiona McDermott said she was keen to work with Coel.

‘She’s a very funny and clever writer so she’ll always have a home here if she wants to do a project with us,’ she told TV trade website Broadcast.

 ‘It’s bittersweet but it’s always been part of what we do here. We establish people and then there’s a point where they have to move on."

The sitcom started as a short online Blap before launching in October 2015, with a second series in January and February this year.

The show won Coel two Baftas: for best female performance in a comedy programme and a Breakthrough Talent award.

Published: 21 Aug 2017

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