Bring back Beecham House for a second series!
We, the fans of Beecham House, are dismayed that ITV decided not to commision a second series of this great television series.
In the U.K., the show brought in 3.3 million viewers! It was airing at the same time as Victoria and it still brought in 3.3 million viewers. Here in the U.S., most television shows airing on networks only average 1.2 million viewers. 3.3 million is excellent.
I'm starting this petition because I was gutted to learn that ITV refused to commission a second series. Even if ITV won't pick it up, I read that there are international distributors who may save Beecham House. This petition is to those distributors!
I watched Beecham House via its early release for PBS Passport subscribers. It's a vibrant show with great scripting, a wonderful, diverse cast, amazing sets and stunning cinematography, and full of memorable, well-rounded characters. I loved that it focused on Indian characters as fully as the white characters. That's a rarity. It's a brilliant TV series and deserves a second series. I and fellow Beecham House fans want to see the next chapter in the stories of Baadal, John Beecham, Chancal, Margaret, and Daniel Beecham.
This is a television series directed by one of the most talented directors, who happens to be a woman, with a large, diverse cast of actors. To quote Lisa Honig from March 2019 Deadline article, it is a "Gurinder Chadha really delivers on this epic family saga. It has everything: gorgeous locations, exquisite costumes, rich diverse characters and a compelling script."
Please bring back Beecham House for Series 2!