Casualty's 'death warrant'

Casualty's 'death warrant' credit:Bang Showbiz
Casualty's 'death warrant' credit:Bang Showbiz

There are fears that 'Casualty' will be axed in two years.

Although the cast recently signed two year contracts, it has been reported that the show will end after it's 40th season.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "Never mind on life support, it feels like Casualty has now received its death warrant.

"The official messaging is that all is well because the show was recently recommissioned for two more years.

"But when that new round of contracts were signed, the feedback was ‘two years, then we’re done’.

"To be honest, no one was very surprised. The writing has been on the wall for a while now.”

Meanwhile, back in September it was revealed that 'Casualty' was to have its number of episodes cut because of the cost of living crisis.

A TV insider told The Sun: "'Casualty' peaked in the Noughties when it was on our screens on a Saturday night almost all year round, and that’s what many people have come to expect.

"The only year that saw a shorter series was in 2021 because of the pandemic, when all TV productions were severely affected.

"Now it seems the cost of living crisis could prove just as devastating."

A BBC spokesperson said at the time: "This is not the first time the show has taken a break due to the busy autumn schedule.

“Our priority is always delivering quality over hours and due to super inflation in drama production we’ve taken the decision to slightly reduce the number of episodes per year in order to maintain the quality.

“We’ve received no complaints from cast and crew, and it will be back on air later this year.”