Sky1 has axed medical drama ‘Critical’

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Critical, Sky1’s real-time medical drama from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, won’t be returning for a second season.

Starring Lennie James (Line of Duty), Catherine Walker (Strike Back), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), the 13-part first season launched in February.

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Sky1 confirmed this week: “We are really proud of the acclaim Critical received and its ground-breaking achievements in the production of TV medical drama. We would like to thank Jed Mercurio, the team at Hat Trick Productions and all our cast.”

A source is reported by Radio Times to have said: “It was a critical success but didn’t quite get the ratings.”

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