I don’t rant often on my blog, but I guess there is a first time for everything.
For those who don’t know, Outcasts *was* a BBC Sci Fi Drama Series that was set a few years into the future where mankind migrates to a different planet. Cleverly written and superbly acted, it features a great cast and some great story lines. There were 8 episodes in the first series, and the last episode left us hanging for a second series.
And guess what – there won’t be an second series apparently.
I’m slightly biased here as this was one TV series I actually did watch week in, week out. I normally give up on TV shows as I just don’t have the dedication to watch them (with the exception of Time Team), but Outcasts was different, and I’m sure the loyal fans of Outcasts would agree.
I don’t get drawn into other TV shows that easily, enough to watch them week in week out anyway – I find soap operas crap, American dramas are all the same, and Simon Cowells “I make peoples dreams come alive who then disappear after I’ve made a million pounds” talent shows dire. Outcasts was something different, perhaps maybe too brave.
Or, perhaps, I’m not a TV series fan, and I guess the cancellation of Outcasts Series 2 proves that.
If however the BBC reconsider their decision, then I would very much look forward to another series of Outcasts. But, I guess the chances of that are quite slim. Even if Series 2 ties the loose ends from Series 1 and tells that they end up living happily ever after / dying a terrible, terrible death, that would make me a happy man. If anything, I wanted to watch Burger suffer some nasty, terrible torture.
If you are fan of Outcasts, leave a comment and show your support!
UPDATE – I found a rather cool interview with Ben Richards, the writer of Outcasts, who clears up a few of the rumours and whether series 2 was ever going to be. Read it on Divison 6.
COMMENTS UPDATE – With over 300 comments now, this is significant evidence that the BBC made a grave error of cancelling the program. As a result, I have closed this post for new comments and would like to thank everyone from all around the world for showing your support. This page is now well known by both sci fi fans of the series and the BBC, so I think we all made our point clear. If I do hear of any news, I will post again. Thanks again everyone!