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Interview  |  Juliet Blake
Season of death

Picture Can you tell us a bit about how the cancellation of the show came about?

It was pretty devastating, because everybody really felt that we’d do another season, or even if not a whole season then half a season, and the economics just didn’t work.

I think that the show had not been as supported by the sort of new higher ups at Studios USA because it was a very complicated, dense show.

As a newcomer to it myself in Season three I felt that I’d inherited something that was pretty incredible and wonderful but a little bit impenetrable if you weren’t part of the whole Farscape phenomenon.

I think that when Michael Jackson, fellow Brit, came in and was overseeing the whole of the Sci Fi network with Bonnie Hammer underneath him, even though Bonnie and all her team were huge fans of the show, I think he wanted to broaden the show out to be something that you just couldn’t do that with it. In a sense we all felt, ‘Let’s keep it pure’ and that’s what we did. And by so doing probably saw the end of it on the Sci Fi network.

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