BBC cancels Will Mellor’s comedy, White Van Man
The show – which was written by Adrian Poynton – starred Two and a Half Pints actor Will Mellor as the show’s main protagonist, Ollie, who took over his ailing dad Tony’s (Clive Mantle) handyman business.
And it seems that the news of the show’s cancellation will come as something of a surprise to Will, who recently told Digital Spy that a third series was in the pipeline.
He said, “We’re already story-lining [series three] so we’re definitely heading towards that.”
However, Adrian Poynton has confirmed the show’s cancellation, and he told The British Comedy Guide that the reason White Van Man was axed was due to BBC Three wanting to “take its comedy output in another direction”.
He added, “It’s a strange place to find ourselves really.We honestly believe we made a second series bigger, bolder and stronger than series one and audience reaction seemed to back that up.
“The final episode of the series is a great way to end the show, although I did have a few more stories I wanted to tell… and a few final things to wrap up for the regular viewers.”
But it seems that plans for a US remake of the show are still going ahead. It’s currently being developed by ABC, and is set to star Kyle Bornheimer, JK Simmons and Leah Remini.
Will you be sorry to lose White Van Man? Here’s a reminder of the show…