‘The Game’ won’t be returning for second season

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Writer Toby Whithouse has confirmed that The Game has been axed.

Set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage, the six-part drama launched on BBC Two in April, starring Tom Hughes (Silk) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy).

Whithouse announced on Twitter yesterday: “Sad to confirm that there’ll be no 2nd series of The Game. Very disappointing. But we were overwhelmed by the wonderful response. Thank you.”

The Being Human creator added: “And I have to say thank you to the extraordinary cast and crew. They were all stunning, it was an honour and a joy to work with them.”

The Game Daddy (BRIAN COX)

The Game told the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as they battle to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War. When a KGB defector reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot, the charismatic but paranoid head of MI5 assembles a secret team to investigate.

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The cast also included Paul Ritter (Quantum Of Solace), Shaun Dooley (Misfits), Chloe Pirrie (Black Mirror), Victoria Hamilton (What Remains), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) and Judy Parfitt (Little Dorrit).

Whithouse has written a two-part story for the new season of Doctor Who, which begins in September.

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