HEAT: DANNY DYER DRAMA WON'T RETURN FOR SECOND SERIES ON CHANNEL 5
Channel 5 have reportedly decided not to commission a second series of Heat, The Sun reports. The broadcaster claims it was only ever planned as a one-off drama piece.
Danny Dyer leads the cast in an intense four-part drama set in Victoria, Australia. British ex-pats and best mates Steve (Danny Dyer) and Brad (Darren McMullen) now live in different parts of Australia with their wives and families.
Every year, the two families reunite for a summer holiday and this year, Steve, Sarah (Pia Mirada) and teenagers Mia (Matia Marks) and Tom (Matteo Annetta) are visiting Brad, Louise (Jane Allsop) and son Kip (Hunter Haydon) at their new home in the remote Victorian bush.
While the reunion is a warm one, various tensions bubble beneath the surface. Upon seeing the palatial property, Steve feels insecure. Tom is nursing an injury and Kip doesn’t believe his explanation for how it happened. Louise also senses Sarah is not herself.
She’s right… behind closed doors, Mia reveals her belief that Steve is having an affair, and Sarah is too weak to confront him. The families venture to the nearby river for a picnic, in celebration of Steve and Brad’s birthdays. As the mercury rises, Brad recounts the story of how he and Steve first met in their native UK.
A source told The Sun: "Channel 5 were very happy with Heat but they only intended for it to be one dramatic series. It was a joint venture with Network 10 Down Dnder like other series they've done with big British actors. Jason Herbison, who is also the exec producer of Neighbours, only penned one series anyway."
Heat is available on My5.