Sadly, Michaela Coel will not be giving us a third season of Chewing Gum.
The TV trade publication Broadcast reported on Monday that there would be no third season of the hit show on Channel 4.
Coel said that she had “reached a creative peak” with the show after its second season.
“It’s bittersweet but it’s always been part of what we do here,” she told the publication. “We establish people and then there’s a point where they have to move on.”
I wrote every word of Chewing Gum by myself. when sum1 once tried to help, it didn't work bcoz u kinda need to live in my disturbed head
— Michaela Coel (@MichaelaCoel) April 14, 2017
Jezebel reported a rep for Coel as saying that she is “not currently writing a third series of Chewing Gum as she is focusing on some other projects right now” but that Coel is “not closing the door to the possibility in the future.”
“Chewing Gum is a vibrant, hilarious and unique comedy of which we are incredibly proud,” a rep from Channel 4 told Jezebel. “Though there currently aren’t any plans for a third series, we hope to work with the hugely talented Michaela Coel again soon.”
The hit show, which follows a young woman looking for love and sexual pleasure outside of her ultra-conservative lifestyle, was written entirely by Coel, which is why there were only six episodes per season.
Thank you to all of you. Chewing Gum has been amazing but it's only the beginning, 🤓, more stories to tell, & my latter will be greater. 🙏🏾
— Michaela Coel (@MichaelaCoel) August 21, 2017