London Spy will not capture a second season. However, rather than the network summoning the Reaper, it’s the creator who has decided to end the series after just a solitary season.
Speaking to the Guardian, Tom Rob Smith confirmed that he’s cancelled the spy drama, despite the BBC wanting to continue for Season 2.
The BBC have asked and my instinct is that it probably shouldn’t continue. If you’ve lost the two central relationships, who would you be spinning Danny through? I preferred Charlotte and Ben going head to head, I don’t know whether they’d have the same spark as friends.
“I don’t have any desire to explore the real-world spy consequences of what was going on. It was a relationship drama refracted through the prism of the spy genre.”
Once Danny had learnt that his love story was real – which was the key question to answer, for me – and re-evaluated his relationship with Scottie through this world, it was whether to close everything off or decide he’d found someone new and gone on this new adventure.”
Unless the BBC can change Smith’s mind, London Spy will remain a one-and-done cancellation, albeit on its own terms.
We’ll monitor the cancellation graveyard just in case…