This is such a short sighted , moronic decision. The Smoke performed better than other shows in this time slot. In the UK Thursdays at 9pm there is a great deal of competition for viewers. Not everyone has Sky1. Lots of the freeview or terrestrial channels also have decent programmes on at that time.
I'm so pissed that Sky left it to the very last minute to let the cast know they don't have a job. Even Jamie with all his experience I'd how TV companies work, thought that Sky wouldn't be so cruel as to wait until the last minute to sack them. Bless him, even though it had taken him away from His family, he was so keen to do another series of it.
For me this has been the best Jamie's ever been. A spellbinding, nuanced performance, with such heart. He made me laugh, cry ( lots) and gasp. Can only imagine how wonderful he'd of been showing us Kev's journey. A court case, loss of his job, change of dynamic with Asbo, copious therapy sessions etc.
God I hate Sky at the moment!
It's so bloody annoying to fall for a character then have them "killed" off. Kev was such a lovely bloke. Mega flawed ( not surprising after all he'd gone through) but so interesting and real. The last time I felt this bad was Mal Reynolds and Firefly getting axed ( still bare a grudge over that )
I for one am going to boycott Sky on Thursday at 9pm.
Can't we start a campaign to boycott them unless they renew it!