BBC Two is yet to renew The Victorian Slum for series 2

The release date for The Victorian Slum series 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Victorian Slum Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC Two is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Series concept and production info

The Victorian Slum is a new social history documentary airing on BBC Two since its premiere on October 17, 2016. The show is produced by Wall to Wall, executive produced by Cate Hall and presented by Michael Mosley.

This five-part series recreates a corner of London`s East End in the Victorian era, with several modern families living in one large reconstituted Victorian building divided into small dwellings similar to those of the time portrayed. The experiment went on for three weeks, with the families expected to earn a living and survive the slum life. Paying up for their room and board on time turned out to be even more difficult than the participants initially thought. They undertake trades like candle-making, tailoring, wood-turning, and even sell goods like soap and flowers to modern-day Londoners, who probably think it is a part of Halloween-related fun.

Viewership and renewal prospects

The Victorian Slum premiered to 2.44 million viewers, and continued on with similarly strong numbers, with 2.38 million tuning in on the following week. The living history format is an innovative one and has not become stale yet, so we think there may be something in a way of a second series, perhaps an anthology approach, which would set the participants up in a different historic period the next time around. There`s definitely potential here, yet BBC Two has not revealed its plans for the show`s future, so please stay tuned, and we`ll be sure to bring you the latest news.

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