E4 sitcom Chewing Gum ends after two series

Monday 21st August 2017, 4:13pm

  • E4 sitcom Chewing Gum has come to an end after two series
  • Writer and star Michaela Coel has reportedly said she reached ‘a creative peak’ at the end of Series 2
  • Channel 4 has emphasised it is keen to work with Coel on new projects

Michaela Coel has reportedly said she doesn’t want to make any more episodes of her hit TV comedy Chewing Gum.

The show, which launched on E4 in October 2015 to critical acclaim, observed the romantic adventures of an innocent 22 year-old (played by Coel) across two series.

The show has won Coel two BAFTAs and a number of other leading awards, however she has reportedly now told Channel 4 executives that she feels she reached ‘a creative peak’ at the end of the last series and doesn’t want to continue with the show.

Channel 4‘s Fiona McDermott revealed the news whilst speaking to industry magazine Broadcast.

McDermott said: “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.”

The executive added: “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.”

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