‘Indian Summers’ has been axed by Channel 4

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Channel 4 has confirmed that Indian Summers will not be returning for a third season.

The period drama’s ten-part second season is currently airing on Sunday nights on Channel 4, but stiff competition from The Night Manager, Home Fires and Undercover has seen ratings fall to just 1 million viewers.

Telling the story of the final years of British colonial rule in India, Indian Summers was the biggest launch for a UK drama on Channel 4 in over two decades when it started in January 2015.

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A Channel 4 spokesman commented: “We’re incredibly proud of Indian Summers and have loved having it in the schedule but with a number of new drama launches already confirmed for 2017 we’ve decided not to commission a third series.”

The series was originally envisaged by its makers to run for five seasons as a 50-part story.

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