The BBC and Kudos have issued a statement today on the decision to bring Life on Mars to an end and wrap up the story of time-travelling cop Sam Tyler.
Writer and co-creator Matthew Graham said the producers had decided "e;that Sam’s journey should have a finite lifespan and a clear-cut ending and we feel that we have now reached that point after two series; so, although it is sad that we have just finished filming Sam’s final scenes, it’s also been an incredibly exciting few days!"e;
"e;Obviously, we will not be revealing in advance what eventually happens to Sam,"e; adds Executive Producer Jane Featherstone, "e;as we wouldn’t want to spoil everyone’s enjoyment of the second half of his story when they watch series two.
"e;But they can certainly expect some shocking revelations. We have even filmed two endings because we want to keep everyone guessing until the very end."e;
The show’s Executive Producer Claire Parker said the desire was to "e;leave the audience wanting more yet having fond memories of Life on Mars for years to come."e;
Although the adventures of the time-travelling Detective are coming to an end fans of high class UK drama need not worry as Parker explains; "e;because the high-concept nature of the show has proved so popular, we are already developing a new idea with the BBC – so watch this space!"e;