E4 has axed ‘The Aliens’ after one season

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It’s been confirmed that The Aliens won’t be returning to E4 for a second season.

From the makers of Misfits and created by In the Flesh writer Fintan Ryan, the six-part comedy-drama launched on E4 earlier this year.

The Aliens starred Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human) and Michaela Coel (Top Boy, Chewing Gum), alongside Michael Smiley (Black Mirror), Ashley Walters (Cuffs), Holli Dempsey (Derek) and Trystan Gravelle (Mr Selfridge).

Channel 4 said: “The Aliens is a fantastic, bold series but with a number of brand new drama series already commissioned for 2017 it won’t be returning for a second series.”

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The official synopsis for The Aliens read: “Aliens have been among us since they crash-landed in the UK 40 years ago. Though they look and behave exactly like us, they are forced to live a segregated life, behind a huge wall in a ghetto called Troy. It’s a hedonistic and ramshackle town, unpoliced and filled with gangs who make a living smuggling alien hair out of Troy to be smoked as a drug by humans.

“Lewis (Michael Socha) is a border guard who mans the checkpoint between Troy and the human side of the wall. In common with most humans, he regards the aliens who pass through the checkpoint to do menial jobs on the human side of town as second class citizens. But when he discovers that he is the world’s first half-alien, he finds himself drawn into a world of divided loyalties and a search for his own identity.”

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