BBC3 has announced its axed Phoo Action, its proposed forthcoming series, because of creative problems with the drama
Last year BBC3 aired six pilot episodes for possible new shows for the channel and of the six pilots two were granted full series orders, Phoo Action and Being Human. Both of these were popular with audiences for being their quirkiness. However, just before Phoo Action is due to start filming its series the drama has been officially axed by the BBC.
The pilot episode starred Jaime Winstone and Carl Weathers but the series has been dropped because of creative problems and script problems. According to reports the BBC felt that drama was not suited to a full series format and decided to opt to axed it. However, it’s possible the drama may return in another format in the future.
Being Human, the only other pilot to be given a series, has been revamped for its full series. Only one cast member from the pilot, Russell Tovey, will be appearing in the series and other elements have been changed too in order to appeal to BBC3’s target audience, rather than an older audience which were originally attracted to Being Human.
It’s unknown whether Phoo Action will be replaced by a series order for one of the four pilots that BBC3 originally declined to pick up.