Channel 4 have abruptly scrapped its plans for revival of Four Weddings, Deadline have revealed. The series had been commissioned by Channel 4 earlier this year, with the format being off screens for ten years.
Multistory Media (part of ITV Studios) were behind the new series, which was just weeks away from production. Crew on the series were told that the production was not going ahead earlier this week.
It's understood Channel 4 scrapped the commission due to budgetary reasons. TV Zone understands Four Weddings is not the only programme to have met the same fate. TV Zone approached Channel 4 for comment.
The series, which originally aired on Sky from 2009-13, sees four brides/grooms attending each other's weddings and rating them based on various categories including dress, venue, food and overall experience.
The source told The Sun at the time: "Producers have seen the success of Married At First Sight and are looking to make Four Weddings a hit with even more drama than the original. Everyone loves a wedding show, especially after the success of Don't Tell The Bride...
"Casting agents are currently scouring the country for zany, original and different weddings to avoid the run-of-the-mill ceremony. They want lots of characters and plan to feature same sex weddings too this time around."
TV Zone approached Channel 4 for comment.