Fans of Ann Cleeves – the award-winning creator and novelist of Shetland and Vera – were delighted when it was announced that ITV was to adapt her new Matthew Venn novels for television.
Sure enough, a four-part series appeared in 2021 starring Ben Aldridge and Pearl Mackie to some acclaim.
Now we’re hearing that ITV will not proceed with a second series.
TV Zone website reports: “ITV have now confirmed that they have no plans for a second series of The Long Call. The series was stripped across one week in October, and opened to an audience of over 6m, before falling to under 4m for the final episode.”