Looks like we’re never going to find out the answer to the question that left everybody reeling in the last scene of The Living And The Dead*. According to Digital Spy the BBC has decided not to renew the Colin Morgan-starring spooky period drama for a second season, which means that, as we predicted in our review, the final episode of season one will remain one of the most wonderfully baffling final episodes ever.
“We are very proud of The Living And The Dead and would like to thank [writer] Ashley Pharoah and the fantastic cast and crew,” a BBC spokesperson told DS. “However, in order to create room for new series and to keep increasing the range of drama on BBC One it won’t be returning.”
We reckon this is a crying shame. Not so much because of all the unanswered questions that’ll be left hanging (we’d have been happy if season two just added more questions and no answers) but because it was just such a delightfully different take on the Victorian ghost story.
* If you haven’t seen the show, don’t read on, but if you have, you know the question we mean… (spoiler below image)…
…“Which bloody wife did Nathan kill?”