The Fades, Jack Thorne's brilliant supernatural/horror series, has won that most poignant of accolades--a post-cancellation statue for best drama.
Iain de Caestecker as Paul in The Fades.
At the May 27 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, the BAFTA television recognition ceremony, The Fades won best drama against strong competition from veteran dramatic series despite having only aired its six-episode first season before being axed by BBC Three to make room for another season of Being Human.
Thorne's colleague on the show, executive producer Caroline Skinner, lamented at the opportunities cut short by the show's cancellation. "Obviously we would have loved to have had several more series," she said as she accepted the award, "and we got ideas for at least another two while we were making it."
But with that said, Skinner added, "We were nominated for an RTS [Royal Television Society] award for best series, we just won this, it just feels like a total delight that the industry and also the fans really took the show to their hearts. Nothing feels bittersweet right now."
Is there more life left in The Fades? Thanks to its American reception, it's possible. Executive producer Susan Hogg said: "It went down really well on BBC America so I think it will have a life after this. It was really interesting looking at tonight, how many people were saying it should win. You never know."
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