With the final episode of The Fades only a week away, the BBC are remaining tight-lipped over whether or not a second series will be commissioned.
The show’s young star, Iain de Caestecker (Young Herriot), has confirmed that the cast and crew have yet to hear if a second series of Jack Thorne’s BBC3 science-fiction drama will be produced.
Speaking to Digital Spy, de Caestecker said: “We’ve all got our fingers crossed. I was talking to the writer Jack [Thorne] the other day and he was saying he hadn’t heard yet, but we’ll probably find out soon. Hopefully, after that last episode [airs] they’ll let us know.”
The 23-year-old actor plays Paul Roberts, a 17-year-old schoolboy who wets the bed, is haunted by unexplained dreams of an apocalyptic world and is able to see the dead.
The show has been an instant hit with viewers and critics alike, something De Caestecker is well aware of. “There has definitely been a lot of good feedback,” he said. “We’d [all] really love to do [another series], I think.”
The series also stars Daniel Kaluuya (Psychoville) as Paul’s best friend, Mac. Kaluuya and Thorne have both previously written for the E4 drama series, Skins.
De Caestecker can be seen later this year when he plays James Herriot in another BBC drama, Young Herriot, a prequel to the 1980’s TV series All Creatures Great and Small, which starred Christopher Timothy as Herriot.
According to ShedMedia Koco, “Young Herriot will shine a light on James’s early friendships, his inspirational relationships with adults, his rocky quest for knowledge, and see his compassion for animals and principled humanity put to the test, in ironic, tragic and sheer comic episodes of animal – human relationships.”
The Fades was produced by Caroline Skinner, who has recently replaced Piers Wenger as an executive producer on Doctor Who. The first series concludes on Wednesday, 26 October.