11 Apr 2021, 18:00
The BBC has axed series 2 of The Nest, which starred Line of Duty hunk Martin Compston.
The Nest had viewers absolutely gripped last year.
Fans watched as young couple Dan and Emily’s attempts to have a baby using surrogate Kaya were complicated with murder and intrigue.
Many had expected the series to return, despite the finale wrapping up most of its loose ends.
The Nest starring Martin Compston has been axed (Credit: BBC)
BBC cancels Martin Compston show The Nest
However, sadly it turns out the BBC wasn’t keen on investing in another run.
An insider told the Daily Star: “It was decided they wouldn’t commission another run of The Nest.
“The show was a really big deal for Martin. It was his chance to prove he can be a star away from Line Of Duty and while he gave a great performance, it wasn’t enough.”
It was his chance to prove he can be a star away from Line Of Duty and while he gave a great performance, it wasn’t enough.
“All channels are having to prioritise some shows and ditch others. It is much harder to make shows at the moment because of all the restrictions. The Nest is a casualty of that.”
The Nest will not return for series 2 (Credit: BBC)
So what have fans of the show said?
The show was a big success when it first aired, raking in around eight million viewers initially.
However, it’s final episode only drew around four million.
Fans took to social media to share their upset over the news.
@martin_compston Oh no!!Just seen The Nest has been axed..😪🤦♀️😟😫. Canne you work your magic on the powers at Beeb???????
— Gill Egarr (@EgarrGill) April 11, 2021
One wrote: “Oh no! Just seen The Nest has been axed. Can you work your magic on the powers at Beeb Martin?”
A second tweeted: “WTAF?! This was a great series!!!”
“Fuming! I like this program!” ranted a third disgruntled BBC viewer.
The final episode was eagerly anticipated as fans were desperate to find out who the real killer was.
They also wondered who would get the baby in the end.
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