Hustle to be axed
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 May 2011
'Hustle' to be axed after its upcoming eighth series with show writer Tony Jordan saying he wants to ''quit while he's ahead''
'Hustle' is to be axed after its upcoming eighth series.
Show writer Tony Jordan has revealed the BBC One conmen drama - which stars Robert Glenister, Matt Di Angelo and Adrian Lester - will end with a baffling plot twist when the next series comes to a close later in the year because he is keen to quit while he is ahead.
He said: "Do you allow the show to fade away or say it's been a blast and quit while you're ahead? You want to go out like James Dean in a fast car."
The shocking twist at the end of the eighth series will leave viewers wondering whether the entire show has just been one huge con.
However, BBC bosses haven't ruled out a future return of the show - which pulled in average ratings of 6.8 million viewers during the last season - with a different cast, saying they are currently in discussions about the "continued life" of the drama.
Meanwhile, producers Kudos have hinted a future comeback could be possible, with the 'Hustle' format just being "rested" for the time being.