Waterloo Road axed by BBC
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 April 2014
The BBC has axed 'Waterloo Road' after 10 series. The school drama will come to an end in 2015 following 20 new episodes
'Waterloo Road' is to end after 10 series.
The BBC One school drama will conclude in 2015 following one last series consisting of 20 episodes, as the broadcaster feels it has reached the end of its "lifecycle".
The BBC has confirmed plans to replace the show - which first launched in March 2006 - with another series at 8pm.
The news was announced by BBC One's Twitter account, which wrote: "Series 10 of #WaterlooRoad will be the final series. We're incredibly proud of the show but believe it has reached the end of its lifecycle. (sic)"
BBC One controller Charlotte Moore and BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson said in a statement: "We are incredibly proud of 'Waterloo Road', and would like to thank Shed Productions and all the cast and teams involved across the ten series.
"However, we believe it has reached the end of its lifecycle and won't be returning after series 10 finishes in 2015.
"On BBC One it's important to make room for new drama and we are committed to commissioning new drama series for 8pm. There are some really exciting ideas currently in development but nothing to confirm yet."
'Waterloo Road' was originally set in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, but moved to Scotland as of the eighth series in 2012.
The series stars Laurie Brett, Angus Deayton, Melanie Hill and Zoe Lucker.
Past actors include Angela Griffin, Denise Welch, Jill Halfpenny and Chelsee Healey.