ITV has cancelled Prime Suspect 1973 (aka Prime Suspect: Tennison) after one series, it has been confirmed.
The decision not to renew the prequel for Series 2 comes after a fallout with author Lynda La Plante who was replaced with another writer.
Starring Stefanie Martini as the young WPC Jane Tennison, the six-episode first (and now only) season charts the rise of the novice policewoman as she assists in her first murder investigation, revealing her first steps towards becoming the complex and formidable character that viewers have come to know.
On the cancellation of the drama, a source said:
“We’re very happy with the performance of Prime Suspect 1973 but not everything is meant to run and run.”