Exclusive: Sky Atlantic Cancels Drama Series ‘Hit & Miss’

By Patrick Munn - September 4th, 2012 @ 06:53 pm UTC
Category: Exclusives / News / UK News

Update: Sky Atlantic just issued the following statement regarding Hit & Miss: “Hit & Miss was commissioned as a self-contained drama. The series was the first UK drama commissioned for Sky Atlantic and the response from our customers and the press has been overwhelmingly positive. Following the success of this series, Sky Atlantic continues to be committed to investment in original British scripted productions with upcoming drama Falcon, and other productions which will be announced soon.”

Previous…Exclusive: It looks like Chloë Sevigny will not be returning as transgender assassin Mia. My sources are telling me that executives at Sky Atlantic have opted not to renew their original drama series Hit & Miss for a second season. Representatives of Sky Atlantic did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

Created by Paul Abbott (Shameless), Hit & Miss followed Mia, a contract killer with a secret: she’s a pre-op transsexual. Mia’s life is sent into a tailspin when she receives a letter from an ex-girlfriend dying from cancer revealing that Mia fathered a son eleven years ago. Faced with a difficult decision, Mia becomes the guardian to a new family, a choice that forces her to mix her killer instincts with her newly acquired maternal ones. The series told the story of a lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family and how all of their lives will be dramatically changed forever. The drama series, which was the first original series commissioned by Sky Atlantic, starred Chloë Sevigny, Peter Wight, Jonas Armstrong, Vincent Regan, Ben Crompton, Karla Crome, Reece Noi, Jorden Bennie and Roma Christensen. Hit & Miss ran for six episodes and recently finished airing on DirecTV’s Audience Network in the United States.

TVWise’s UK TV Scorecard has been updated with this new information

Comments (15)

September 4, 2012

Such a shame that this show as not been renewed for a second season! We watched this week after week with anticipation of what was going to happen next. Such a shame.

September 4, 2012
peter stanley

So do we presume by that it hasn’t been a hit in the USA therefore that’s why Sky have decided not to renew it?
Presumably to want to renew it / persuade Chloë Sevigny to star in it again it they would want to sell it abroad and if it hasn’t been a hit in the US they won’t be interested in buying a 2nd series, pity as I liked it also.

September 5, 2012

I’m disappointed as I loved the series, but realistically Mia could have been caught and held accountable for all the Contract killing rather than ending on the love story/happy family ending note Fans would be hoping for. Thank you Sky Atlantic for bringing this wonderful story to us. It is about to come to TV here in Australia – soon – according to the ABC programme scheduling but so far, no set date has been announced.

September 5, 2012
peter stanley

The updated statement from Sky Atlantic just sounds like a cop out to me, someone has decided it either cost to much to make or Chloë Sevigny decided she didn’t want to do another series.

Given the ending someone was obviously aiming to do a 2nd series whereas Sky’s statement makes it sound like they never intended to do one.

September 20, 2012

Well, I’m in the US and I really loved this show and watched it each week. I’m unhappy it wasn’t picked up for another season. I felt like all of the characters were real and each of the actors portraying them did a brilliant job, children included! I suppose I’ll be re-watching the episodes just to relive it over again.

September 24, 2012

We really enjoyed it too and would have liked a second series. When is Falcon being shown?

October 20, 2012
Not valid

Here in the US, it was available to only a limited audience on a DirectTV exclusive channel; so if the total number of viewers was it’s sole measure of state-side success, no wonder it was canceled.
I caught the series via – let’s say – alternate means while it was running in the UK.
Man, I was so looking forward to it’s continuation….That’s how I found my way here, looking for info on the next season.
What a shame.

December 19, 2012

oh, too bad.. i got HBO with the samsung tablet i love it this one.. odd but interesting tv serie. too bad they cancelled it :( probably it’s going to be another “reality show” instead of this! :/

January 3, 2013
jenifer goodwill

Just watched all 6 episodrs which i’d recorded on sky plus sometime ago. Thoroughly enjoyed it and was searching for when the second series would be shown. Gutted there won’t be a follow on. Total shame really enjoyable tv.

February 4, 2013
f j gallagher

I am a 74 year old stragiht male veteran and “hit and miss” was one of the best shows I have ever seen on tv. Shame on the geniuses that cancelled it.

July 21, 2013
Mark Fang

Here in China, I caught up with all six episodrs from internet on-line TV.

First time to be an audience of UK dramas, I got attracted not long after 5 minutes when started watching. I love the show, love Mia, and deeply moved by her struggle and her life in conflict.

ried to learn more information of the show which led me here, but it’s so disappointed that it was cancelled by the second season. Maybe it’s good to Mia, as we could all imagine that she had a happy ending with the children finally after all.

September 23, 2013
c stvital

would like to see this series continue. best tv show ever

February 17, 2014

You simply can not end the way season one ended. Horribly disappointed with that ending. But it is a fabulous ending for a series that will continue

March 19, 2014

I’m a big Chloe fan after I finished the 6 episodes my mind was blown very deep im watching it for the 8th time

March 23, 2014

Watched it on Netflix. Great show. Very interesting and ended with a cliff hanger, which left me anxiously waiting for the next season, which I guess isn’t coming. I don’t get what the people who make the decisions to cancel such good shows are thinking.