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Daisy May Cooper comedy drama Rain Dogs cancelled

Friday 14th June 2024, 8:25am

Rain Dogs. Costello Jones (Daisy May Cooper)

Rain Dogs, the TV comedy drama starring Daisy May Cooper, has reportedly come to an end after a single series.

Broadcast on BBC One in April and May 2023 and shown on HBO in the US, the eight-part series was based on the life of writer Cash Carraway. Daisy May Cooper played Costello Jones, a writer and single mother "with a rock and roll swagger and a glint in her eye, a woman who appreciates the glamour of the gutter but would do anything to keep her daughter, Iris, from it."

The comedy also starred Jack Farthing as Selby, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo as Gloria Duke and Fleur Tashjian in her debut role as Iris.

The Sun quotes a source as saying: "It's disappointing for Daisy as Rain Dogs was a good opportunity to make some inroads in the US. But unfortunately, it didn't rate too well on both sides of the pond. So the production company behind it, Sid Gentle, agreed with Cash it was time to move on. Some critics praised the writing but ultimately it just didn't pull up any trees."

The newspaper adds: "The BBC is still keen to work with Cash on other projects and also continue the relationship with Daisy."

All eight episodes of Rain Dogs are still available on BBC iPlayer

The comedy star has just given birth to her third child. Her baby, Benji, was premature and is being cared for by a specialist unit in Gloucester.

As BCG revealed last month, Never Mind The Buzzcocks is due to return for another series soon, however it is believed that Daisy May Cooper will not be returning as team captain for this run. Her replacement has yet to be announced.

Am I Being Unreasonable?. Image shows from L to R: Jen (Selin Hizli), Nic (Daisy May Cooper)
Am I Being Unreasonable?. Image shows from L to R: Jen (Selin Hizli), Nic (Daisy May Cooper)

Whilst Rain Dogs has come to an end, her other BBC comedy drama, Am I Being Unreasonable?, is due to return. As BCG explained in January, a third series has been ordered, before the second has even aired.

Speaking on a podcast, Cooper admitted that she hadn't anticipated writing more. "But then they said, 'look, here's some money'. And I said 'no, absolutely, I'll just worry about the second series at the time'. Which is the worst. They've even commissioned a third series."

She admitted that writing the densely plotted show, which she writes with co-star Selin Hizli, remains a struggle. She and Hizli, a friend since drama school, "sit down and we'll say we've got to get this done. And then she'll say: 'Do you want to watch the next episode of Married At First Sight UK?' And then we'll be six episodes in. And our producer will be on the phone saying 'where's the work?' and we say 'oh, we'll send it, it's just a bit of a dodgy internet connection'. She's just as lazy as I am, which is terrible for getting stuff done.

"And we got some money in advance, which is the worst thing that you can do. I spent that money fucking ages ago, I don't want to do any fucking work for that now.

"So it has been like pulling teeth. But I tell you it's been really difficult this series because I think there were so many twists and turns in the first one, people will be expecting that in the second one. So it's like, what do we do different? And that took us a while, we literally went through every avenue there possibly could be. But I think we've found the way now to go forward. And I think that it will be surprising but in a way that you've not seen."

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