The BBC axes Cuffs after one series

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Amanda Abbington (opens in new tab) has revealed that new Brighton-based BBC1 cop show Cuffs won't be returning for a second series.

She tweeted after the final episode on Wednesday night that 'we are all gutted' it won't be returning for another series.


End of an era. And we are all gutted. Thanks to a wonderful cast, crew and fans. No series two. Sad day. #bbcCuffs

— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) December 16, 2015

The Mr Selfridge actress co-starred with Ashley Walters, Alex Carter and Eleanor Matsuura (opens in new tab) as police officers in Brighton.

The series was praised for featuring two gay police officers in main roles and for its lack of sensationalism when it came to the character’s discussing their sexuality.

Amanda's co-star Eleanor – who played a lesbian police officer – posted a GIF showing another gay character, Jake, played by Jacob Ifan.


When y'all thought Series 1 was amazing but you have to break the news there's no Series 2 #Cuffs @CuffsTV

— Eleanor Matsuura (@eleanormatsuura) December 16, 2015

She continued with another tweet: “When they recommission some total balls but your show get cancelled….

“But seriously: hugest THANK U to my incredible #Cuffs family and all the fans. You’ve been brilliant. I’ll always be so proud of our show.”

The BBC hasn't officially confirmed Cuffs will not be returning for another series.


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