Hebburn – the sitcom starring Vic Reeves – has been dropped after two series.

The show’s creator Jason Cook announced on Twitter that the BBC Two programme will not be back for a third series.

He wrote: “Just so everyone knows, the BBC will not be renewing Hebburn for a third series.

“We’ve had such a great time making series 1 and 2 and I’d like to thank the BBC for allowing us to do this. The team that made Hebburn were so committed to it and those both in front of and behind the camera were what made Hebburn so special.”

He added: “It was such an honour to be able to put my little hometown on TV and to show the country and little bit of Tyneside with some of the best actors I could ever have dreamed of.”

Jason said he has been delighted by the response to the show, which featured Vic, Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon and Gina McKee.

“But now we have to move on to new projects and I’m looking forward to doing more stuff with the Hebburn team as soon as possible!” he added.

 

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