Plans for a third instalment of the BBC’s ‘Life on Mars’ have been ditched.
The unique present and its ‘Ashes to Ashes’ sequel have been big hits for the broadcaster when it first began in 2006, and creators Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah introduced particulars of a observe up titled ‘Lazarus’ in 2020.
But Matthew tweeted about it not going forward: “Some unhappy information people. After many months of planning, we’ll not be making ‘Lazarus’. I can’t go into particulars however the hurdles have been monetary not artistic.
“Naturally all who have been concerned are sick as a jungle full of parrots. Not least myself and Ashley Pharoah.
“It was a cracking idea – pertinent to our instances. It had a complete new spherical of issues to say concerning the relationship between the general public and the police.
“And it was bloody humorous too. But that as they are saying is showbiz child.
“Forgive us if we don’t take questions on the choice or on what occurs subsequent for Gene, Sam and the gang.
“But we wanted to let those who were interested know so that you could instead raise a pint of tan n bitter to the Guv.”
Ashley additionally instructed followers: “Really disappointing news but we gave it a proper crack. We’re still thinking of a way to either share the script with you or bring it out in another form. Until then… pub?”
It’s understood ‘Lazarus’ would have seen characters from each earlier exhibits come collectively.
‘Life on Mars’ adopted Manchester police officer Sam Tyler, performed by John Simm, after he was transported from 2006 to the Seventies, whereas ‘Ashes to Ashes’ featured his superior Gene Hunt, portrayed by Philip Glenister, in a Nineteen Eighties setting.