This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Brief Encounters Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, ITV has officially canceled the series. There will be no Series 2.
About the series
A new British comedy/drama series, Brief Encounters is based on Jacqueline Gold`s autobiographical book Good Vibrations: The True Story of Ann Summers and has premiered on ITV on July 4, 2016. The series was created by Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling who executive produce along with Danielle Lux, Arabella McGuigan and Matthew Read. The show hails from CPL Productions and contains six 45-minute episodes.
The saucy series is set in the 1980s when Ann Summers` employee (and future CEO) invents an ingenuous way to sell sex toys and naughty lingerie to women. The story chronicles the circumstances that push four women friends towards becoming “party organizers”, where they sell these goods to their friends in the privacy of their own homes. There`s plenty of family drama, hearty laughs, and enough of both dirty and proper action. The four central characters are very different, which makes it all the more interesting.
Top-notch ratings and renewal prospects
Brief Encounters premiered with an excellent 4.65 million viewers, and has a 7/10 IMDb rating so far. The performances of the four main characters have garnered quite a bit of praise, and they are Sophia Rundle (as Stephanie Kirke), Angela Griffin (as Nita Dempsey), Penelope Wilton (as Pauline Spake) and Sharon Rooney (as Dawn Toxton). ITV has yet to renew the show for a second series, and the future looks bright so far, so please stay tuned and we`ll keep you informed regarding the fate of Brief Encounters.
UPDATED November 9, 2016: Following just one series on the air, ITV has canceled Brief Encounters, a 1980s quirky female-fronted dramedy. The reasons for the cancelation are not immediately clear at this point, but the fans are somewhat puzzled and frustrated since the show enjoyed positive reception and delivered solid viewership ratings in its freshman series. Farewell, Brief Encounters, perhaps another network will fancy the feisty idea that formed the basis for the storyline, and resurrect the series.