In spite of our many questions and interest in pursuing Nathan’s story, we will not be treated to a Season Two. Sadly, our wishes cannot all be met.
From Digital Spy: News and Current projects:
• August 12th 2016 – The Living and the Dead will not be returning for a second series …
The BBC has opted not to bring back Ashley Pharoah’s spooky drama, which launched on iPlayer on June 17 and later aired on BBC One. “We are very proud of The Living and the Dead and would like to thank Ashley Pharoah and the fantastic cast and crew,” “However, in order to create room for new series and to keep increasing the range of drama on BBC One it won’t be returning.”
We must ask what effect this early announcement might have on viewers in countries still waiting for this series. Australia coming up soon. The U.S. in October. Will they still be drawn to watch it with the same enthusiasm?
We think it was too early to jump in, yes, even BBC, with opinions or announcements that serve to color or influence future interest. This also happens in the first episode of any series … with viewers who are not content to watch the story play out … who are not patient enough to give the groundwork time to establish the story line.
We think BBC should have waited to see the reaction in Australia and the U.S., among others, before making their final decision.
photo (C) BBC and Robert Viglasky)