Count Abdulla cancelled

Thursday 2nd May 2024, 10:06am

Count Abdulla. Image shows left to right: Kathy (Jaime Winstone), Abdulla Khan (Arian Nik)

ITV has said it will not be commissioning a second series of its new sitcom Count Abdulla.

Launched on ITVX in June 2023, and then repeated on ITV2 in January, Count Abdulla starred Arian Nik as Abdulla Khan, a mid-twenties British-Pakistani Muslim doctor stuck in an identity crisis, caught between his religious mother and his secular, hedonistic friends. But when Abdulla is bitten by a vampire (played by Jaime Winstone) he suddenly becomes the outsider's outsider.

The six-part comedy, which also featured Nina Wadia, Manpreet Bambra, Sia Alipour, Robert Eades, Demmy Ladipo and Rishi Nair, was created by up-and-coming writer Kaamil Shah.

An ITV spokesperson told TV Zone: "Count Abdulla sadly won't be returning for a second series, we'd like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work in bringing [Count Abdulla] to our screens."

The six episodes are still available to watch on ITVX

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