BBC One Cancels Martin Clunes Comedy ‘Warren’

It’s one and done for Warren. BBC One has cancelled the Martin Clunes fronted comedy series after a single season of six episodes, TVWise has confirmed. The writing had been on the wall for the series after it struggled to pull in a sizeable audience in its Monday night slot.

“Whilst there are no plans for a further series of Warren, we’d like to thank the creators and writers Jimmy Donny Cosgrove and Paul Mckenna, plus the entire cast and everyone at Hat Trick and for all their hard work and dedication to the show”, a representative of the BBC said in a statement.

Warren follows Warren Thompson, who is forced to move from the south up to Preston when his partner Anne’s father falls ill. Warren suddenly finds himself living in an area he doesn’t like, doing a job he’s not emotionally cut out for and looking after two teenage stepsons he never wanted. Warren loves Anne, and somehow, Anne always sees the good in Warren, but he has a way of knowing best and speaking his mind that inevitably leads to conflict, chaos and disaster for those around him and most especially for himself.

Warren is not growing old gracefully, he’s very much rooted in the now, with a modern voice and sharp edge. There are no happy endings for Warren as he grapples against the problems and misunderstandings of his own making. The comedy series is produced by Hat Trick Productions and stars Martin Clunes, Lisa Millett, Tim Preston, Oscar Morgan, Neil Edmond and Martine Brown. Warren was penned by Paul McKenna and Jimmy Donny Cosgrove. Tom Jordan is the series producer, while Adam Miller is the director.