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Brenda Blethyn sitcom Kate and Koji axed after two collection

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‘Kate and Koji’ has been axed.

Brenda Blethyn starred as cafe proprietor Kate within the acclaimed sitcom

The ITV` sitcom – which stars ‘Vera’ actress Brenda Blethyn as acerbic seaside cafe proprietor Kate who strikes up an unlikely friendship with asylum seeker physician Koji – first aired in 2020 and returned for a second collection earlier this yr however the broadcaster has confirmed that no extra episodes are within the pipeline.

An ITV spokesperson confirmed to The Each day Mirror newspaper: “We have liked having ‘Kate and Koji’ on the channel however after two collection there are at the moment no plans for a 3rd. We wish to thank all of the forged and crew for his or her exhausting work in bringing these characters alive on display screen and within the studio in entrance of a reside viewers.”

The collection – which was created by ‘Outnumbered’ writers Man Jenkin and Andy Hamilton – additionally starred ‘Inbetweeners’ actor Blake Harrison as Brenda’s long-suffering nephew Dan, Barbara Flynn as Brenda’s nemesis Councillor Bone and noticed ‘Ted Lasso’ tackle the function of Koji, earlier than he was changed by Okorie Chukwu for the present’s second outing.

Different comedies stated to be developing on ITV in 2023 embody the likes of ‘The Household Pile’, which follows 4 sisters promoting up the household residence following the demise of their mother and father, in addition to ‘Altering Ends’, an autobiographical collection based mostly on the lifetime of comic Alan Carr.

Brenda beforehand defined that it was “fairly difficult” to play such an “abrasive character” however thought the premise was “beautiful” as a result of it allowed for “bizarre folks” to take centre stage.

She stated: “Kate is extra outspoken than me, positively! She’s prickly, whereas I am a pussycat who’s putty in anybody’s arms. It is fairly difficult taking part in somebody like that, however pleasing to be abrasive every now and then. It is nice!. I grew up in that type of city and I do know these caffs and I do know the individuals who work in these caffs. It is good to have these folks you would not usually see on TV take centre stage. The main characters on this story are bizarre folks, people who find themselves struggling to make ends meet. For them to discover a place of refuge on this caff with all its trials and tribulations, I feel, is sort of beautiful.”

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