The creator of Home Fires has revealed that the show could still come back for new episodes.
ITV announced in May 2016 that they would not be renewing the British period drama series for a third season, despite Season 2 ending on a huge cliffhanger.
Inspired by the book Jambusters by Julie Summers, Home Fires launched in May 2015 and explored the lives of Women’s Institute members on the Home Front during World War 2 in a rural Cheshire community.
Home Fires writer Simon Block told Radio Times that he’s keen to take the series elsewhere if ITV doesn’t want another season: “We’re talking to everyone – it’s just initial discussions at this stage.”
He explained: “It’s something we’re talking about. I think the audience profile was very good – upmarket and female – and that’s an audience that a lot of advertisers want so there is some interest. ”
Block added: “If somebody said we’d like to make it somewhere else then that’s what we were planning to do anyway. If ITV didn’t want it and someone else wanted it, then of course we’d be interested in pursuing that.
“What’s brilliant about the audience we’ve got is they’re certainly wanting to make their voice felt about how disappointed they are that it’s been cancelled. So on the basis that you could take them somewhere else and they would follow you to another channel then of course we’d all be interested in doing that – but whether that’s likely to happen is another question.”
The first two seasons of Home Fires are available to buy on DVD now.
An online petition calling for the show’s return now has nearly 50,000 supporters.