ITV’s studio sitcom Kate and Koji will not be returning for a third series, it's been confirmed.
The first series averaged just under 5 million viewers across the series run when first aired in 2020. The second series aired on ITV earlier this year, where it averaged half that of the first series.
The series follows Kate (played by Brenda Blethyn) who runs a café in south Essex. She soon develops a volatile friendship with regular customer Koji (played by Jimmy Akingbola and Okorie Chukwu in Series 1 and 2 respectively).
Blake Harrison and Barbara Flynn also starred in the series as ‘Medium’ and Councillor Bone. ITV have confirmed the series will not be returning. An ITV spokesperson said (via The Mirror): We've loved having Kate & Koji on the channel... We would like to thank all of the cast and crew for their hard work."
Speaking about the second series, ITV’s Head of Scripted Comedy, Nana Hughes said “We are all very excited that Okorie has joined the show as Koji. Guy and Andy have as usual written incredibly funny scripts which Brenda and the gang will bring to life brilliantly. The audience is in for a real treat.”
Kate and Koji was a Hat Trick production, written and created by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton. Previous series are available on ITVX.