The full series order for Bad Sugar has been cancelled, it has been confirmed.
Rumours of the soap spoof's demise have been circulating for months, but Channel 4 has only today confirmed that the comedy, from Peep Show creator-writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, will now not go to a full series.
A pilot for the comedy, a spoof of the 'telenovela' strand of over-the-top soap operas popular with Latin American audiences in particular, was broadcast during August 2012 as part of Channel 4's Funny Fortnight 30th birthday celebrations.
A Tiger Aspect production, the series has been cancelled as it had proved impossible to get the highly-demanded cast and writers together at the same time in order to commence production.
Olivia Colman has become particularly hot-property after a series of acclaimed film and television roles - and associated award wins - whilst Horgan is currently working on a US remake of her BBC Three sitcom, Pulling.
Meanwhile, Bain and Armstrong have been working on a third series of comedy drama Fresh Meat, and also plan to return to Peep Show for another series. Movie versions of both comedies have also been mooted.