What does the future hold for Home Fires season 3 following tonight’s season 2 finale on PBS? While we can tell you that the show is canceled, nothing is forever in the world of television these days. We’ve seen shows get canceled and then find homes elsewhere, and there are also other mediums to continue to tell stories.
Last year, broadcaster ITV noted that they would not be ordering a third season of the Samantha Bond series, stating the following in a statement to the Radio Times:
“We are incredibly proud of what Home Fires has achieved … But the ITV commissioning team continues to refresh the channel’s drama portfolio, hence the decision not to commission a further new series.”
Ultimately, there is nonetheless an interesting future that could be out there for the show in some other way. There are plans for a series of books to be published that continue the story of the show for all who watched it and appreciated it. For some further news on that, we suggest that you head over to the link here. There is certainly some enthusiasm out there for more from the series in the UK, where over five million people watched the final episode of season 2. If you were to were to look at the number of people watching this show proportionally to the number of people in America, Home Fires would be one of the most popular shows on TV if the same number of people watched here. It’s therefore quite unfortunate to see the show go. We understand that such a comparison is rather unfair, given that American viewers are far more divided thanks to a much larger array of viewing options, but the show still produces good ratings.
If anything does change for Home Fires, we will have news on it here at CarterMatt. For the time being though, it feels doubtful that we will ever see anything more of the show on television. The bulk of its viewership was in the UK, and at this point many of the people who casually viewed the show may have moved on and do not remember it in the same way that they did while watching it during the season.
Would you have watched a Home Fires season 3, and are you more upset to see it canceled based on the way in which it ended? Share below! Meanwhile, be sure to head over to this link to get some additional news when it comes to the show. (Photo: PBS.)