The Shameless creator’s latest drama launched with 2.5 million viewers last month.
Abbott has described it as a “comedy for a crime-addicted audience who love The Bill. It’s The Bill, tilted“.
I don’t think you need damage to be a good writer but you have more experience of extremities.
Watching/reading all the tweets/retweets about No Offence over the past couple of weeks and reading some of the reviews from the likes of The Independent and The Guardian are proving the show is quite popular and gaining a respectable viewership with a consolidated rating of 3.6 Million last week.
Check out the new trailer to Elaine’s new cop drama TV series on Channel 4. Looks great and can’t wait for it to air soon!
Colin Salmon (Arrow, 24: Live Another Day), Will Mellor (Dates, Broadchurch) and Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner, Vera) join them in the mix of tough but big-hearted bobbies who go above and beyond to bring down the criminal rabble in a crumbling cop-shop.
Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers are all in a day’s work for this close-knit team, led by the dizzyingly capable but unquestionably unhinged DI Vivienne Deering (Scanlan). But when a particularly twisted serial killer emerges it leaves even the most hardened of these seasoned coppers reeling.
I have sad news to report that The Paradise won’t be returning for a 3rd series. There is a Save The Paradise Facebook page that has been created in order to try and get the series back for a 3rd go, so if you’d like to put in your two bobs worth in and give the BBC a bit of whatfor, head on over to give your support.
Elaine’s back this Sunday night at 8:00pm on BBC One and 9:00pm Sunday night on Channel 2 in the US for the first episode of the second successful series of The Paradise.
He was playing a lying sex addict; I was playing a girl in a wheelchair. His character abused my character – and then we fell in love, for real. We’ve also played brother and sister which wasn’t as weird as I thought it would be.
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