It’s one and done for Wild Bill. ITV has cancelled the Rob Lowe fronted series after a single six episode season, TVWise has confirmed. The series wrapped its run on the channel back in July 2019. BBC Radio Lincolnshire were the first to report the news.
“We are immensely proud of Wild Bill and loved working with Rob Lowe and the production teams at 42, MultiStory Media and Anonymous Content”, said a representative of ITV. “However, Wild Bill sadly won’t be returning for a second instalment. We are hugely grateful for the warm welcome we received whilst filming in Boston, Lincolnshire.”
Created by David Griffiths, Kyle Killen, Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble, Wild Bill follows high-flying US cop Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force. When he lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?
The six episode drama series is produced by 42, Anonymous Content and ITV Studios label Shiver and stars Rob Lowe, Rachael Stirling, Angela Griffin, Tony Pitts, Bronwyn James, Anjli Mohindra, Steffan Rhodri, Divian Ladwa, Anthony Flanagan and Vicki Pepperdine. The lead writers and showrunners are Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble. The executive producers are Rob Lowe, Eleanor Moran, Rory Aitken, Tim Carter, Dudi Appleton, Jim Keeble, David Griffiths, Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington and Keith Redmon. Chris Thompson is the series producer, while Charles Martin is lead director.
Wild Bill is the second high-profile ITV drama to get the axe of late. Back in October, TVWise reported that the channel had cancelled Gurinder Chadha’s period drama Beecham House, though producers were looking to secure a second season commission from their international broadcast partners.