No Season 2 for The Replacement. Series creator Joe Ahearne tells RadioTimes the psychological thriller is “complete,” having only been designed as a one-and-done miniseries:
“It’s very much a self-contained drama. I am very much a fan of beginning, middle and end, and quite a lot of drama on telly both here and in America they want it to be all middle. They like it to go on forever.
When I am a viewer I don’t necessarily want to commit 20 hours of myself to something. So very few stories really repay that. It’s the commercial imperative of TV, it’s what everyone wants.”
A lot of writers want something to write for five years. You try writing it. It’s absolutely exhausting trying to find out new angles on a character. How many stories really do you want to be with the same characters for years and years and years?”