In the best Florida Evans voice I can muster…DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!!
As if 2017 hasn’t taken enough from us already (see: ‘Underground,’ ‘The Get Down,’ etc.), now lovers of Netflix’s hilarious comedy, ‘Chewing Gum,’ must add it to the list of great shows we bid adieu.
The British sitcom, written and starring comedienne Michaela Coel as the quirky and lovable, yet downright weird “Tracey,” has been making a splash on both sides of the pond as impatient calls for its third season were increasing.
The answer to those cries – albeit an undesired response – came from Coel herself who, via Twitter, confirmed the show is NOT returning for season 3 anytime soon. Details inside:
A report ran in UK publication Broadcast over the weekend, saying that it would not be returning on Channel E4, and that Coel believed she reached “a creative peak” last season.
“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. 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,” said Channel E4 exec Fiona McDermott in the report.
“Michaela is not currently writing a third series of Chewing Gum as she is focussing on some other projects, but is not closing the door to the possibility in the future,” said the [Coel’s] rep.
Sigh, it was fun while it lasted.