Channel 4 has cancelled their comedy series Raised By Wolves – from Caitlin Moran, Caz Moran and Big Talk Productions – after two seasons, TVWise has confirmed.
“We are incredibly proud of launching Raised By Wolves and introducing the exploits of Della, Germaine, Aretha and their family to audiences, however Channel 4 is committed to a range of brand new series for next year”, a representative of Channel 4 said in a statement. “We wish Caitlin, Caz and our friends at Big Talk all the best.”
Loosely based on Moran’s life, Raised By Wolves tells the story of a large family who are living on a council estate in Wolverhampton and are reliant on benefits. The comedy series is produced by Big Talk Productions and stars Rebekah Staton, Helen Monks, Alexa Davies, Molly Risker, Philip Jackson, Caden Ellis Wall, Erin Freeman, Kaine Zajaz and Erin Kellyman. Ian Fitzgibbon is the director, while Kenton Allen is the EP.
The project, which was ordered to pilot in 2013, ultimately landed a series order at the broadcaster in 2014, shortly after the well-received pilot aired on Channel 4. Two further six episode seasons were produced and aired over the past two years. Raised By Wolves was well received by critics and was a fairly consistent ratings performer, with the show’s second season averaging a consolidated audience of more than 1 million viewers.
Given the warm critical reception, healthy audience figures and the fact that the series has been a passion project for the Moran sisters, Big Talk and Caitlin Moran are not throwing in the towel just yet. On the show’s official social media pages, Caitlin has kicked off a campaign in the hopes of finding another broadcaster who will commission a third season. There is already some talk of Netflix being a potential home for the series, especially given the fact that they picked up Lovesick (FKA Scrotal Recall) for a second season after Channel 4 cancelled the comedy.