Misfits and Crazyhead writer Howard Overman has lamented the cancellations of UK fantasy dramas such as Merlin, Robin Hood and Atlantis, per Digital Spy:
“The Saturday night slot on BBC One [featuring the likes of Merlin, Robin Hood and Atlantis] seems to have gone. I wish there was more [of these types of shows] – but then some people would say I’m biased, because it’s how I make my living!
“I’m not saying that there shouldn’t be other types. But I think there’s a balance [to strike] and I would say the balance at the moment… BBC Three, that was one of the avenues where you could tell these stories, with shows like Being Human, The Fades and all those sorts of shows, and that’s a channel gone.
With BBC Three all but shut down to drama – I think they’re doing one drama now, the Doctor Who thing [spin-off show Class] – E4 is probably the only game in town in terms of a show like Crazyhead.”