Networks tend not to respond very well to boycott responses when fans are disappointed about stuff like this; if there's some attempt to keep it positive, results can be better. And actually, it's probably Kudos in this case who would be the ones to spearhead finding a way to continue the show now that Sky have dumped it. Problem is, with the cast released from their contracts now it would be that much harder to regroup everyone.
A lot of people on Twitter were citing the rescue of Ripper Street
as a recent success story. There are SO many factors that go into decisions like these though, and it's important to point out that Amazon are the ones who really stepped up to ensure that show continued, not the BBC. It would be lovely if Kudos could get an online partner interested in underwriting new episodes of The Smoke, but again there are factors to consider. (Ripper Street also had the advantage of having already been introduced to a U.S. audience via BBC America; The Smoke hasn't been picked up for U.S. distribution yet.)
(p.s. I get that "killed" is in quotation marks, but remember Jamie's characters have a bad habit of actually
dying... let's at least celebrate that Kev didn't! ;) )Edited at 2014-04-27 04:17 pm (UTC)