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British Comedy Drama ‘The Duchess’ Gets Dethroned By Popular Streaming Platform

Another one bites the dust.

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The axe came down on this sitcom after just one season of only six episodes!

‘The Duchess’ is a story about “a fashionably disruptive single mom” that debuted on the popular streaming platform back in September last year, said Katherine Ryan who wears many hats as the creator, writer as well as the star of the show. 

 

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A semi-autobiographical sitcom, the plot follows the chronicles of a single mother in London named Katherine who contemplates having another baby. Strangely, she wants her second child to be fathered by her ex instead of her current boyfriend. 

 

Ryan broke the devastating news in an interview on the podcast ‘Vicky Pattison: The Secret To’.

 

“[Netflix] didn’t want to make any more, not enough people watched it. I think something like 10 million people watched it in 28 days and that wasn’t enough,” she told Pattison. “But also, I’m not terribly sad about it. I feel like it’s a whole lot of work, a whole lot of time to make a sitcom. It’s really collaborative. And I was so grateful to be able to make it, but I think it speaks for itself. I kind of like the way it ended… I think it’s fine, for me, if it sits on the platform, almost like a film. I’m really chill with things. I don’t want to seem too happy about it, but I’m glad.”

 

While ten million is an astounding number, Netflix aims for higher views especially when there are multitudes of shows competing for slots on the streaming platform. It goes without saying that there is no hope for a second season, either. 

 

 

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However, you can still catch the first season of ‘The Duchess’, as well as Ryan’s two stand-up specials — ‘Katherine Ryan: In Trouble’ and ‘Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room.’ Refusing to sit still, Ryan remains productive by working on a new TV series under the working title ‘Backstage With Katherine Ryan’. She’s also gearing up to host the ITV2 dating show ‘Ready to Mingle’!

 

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