Martin Compston’s BBC drama The Nest is ‘canceled due to coronavirus setbacks’

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Martin Compston’s BBC drama The Nest has been ‘taken down due to coronavirus setbacks’ … despite 8 million viewers tuning in to watch the first series

Martin Compston’s drama The Nest has reportedly been dropped by the BBC due to setbacks in the coronavirus after just one series.

Despite eight million viewers tuning in when it first aired in the spring of 2020, the pandemic was reported to be the reason it didn’t return.

An insider told it Daily star: ‘It was decided that they would not run The Nest again.

No season two: Martin Compston's drama The Nest was 'cut by the BBC' due to coronavirus after just one series (pictured in 2021)

No season two: Martin Compston’s drama The Nest was ‘cut by the BBC’ due to coronavirus after just one series (pictured in 2021)

‘The show was a really big deal for Martin. It was his chance to prove he could be a star away from Line Of Duty. And while he did a great job, it wasn’t enough. ‘

Another source added that shows were ‘harder to make’ during the pandemic because of the restrictions.

They said, ‘All channels should prioritize some shows and ditch others. The Nest is a victim of this. ‘

Cast: The actor, 36, who played Dan Docherty in the drama, is unable to have children with wife Emily (Sophie Rundle) and turns to 18-year-old Kaya (Mirren Mack) as a surrogate (pictured together in 2020)

Cast: The actor, 36, who played Dan Docherty in the drama, is unable to have children with wife Emily (Sophie Rundle) and turns to 18-year-old Kaya (Mirren Mack) as a surrogate (pictured together in 2020)

Cast: The actor, 36, who played Dan Docherty in the drama, is unable to have children with wife Emily (Sophie Rundle) and turns to 18-year-old Kaya (Mirren Mack) as a surrogate (pictured together in 2020)

The drama followed Dan Docherty (Martin Compston) and his wife Emily who have tried everything to conceive a child.

Not wanting to adopt, and with no other options, the couple decided to use a surrogate and frozen embryos.

Emily has a chance meeting with a young woman named Kaya (Mirren Mack), who offers to become a surrogate.

But Kaya has a very dark past and the relationship between the three quickly becomes complicated.

Last month, Martin, who plays DS Steve Arnott in the hit BBC drama Line Of Duty, noted that the show’s popularity is somewhat bittersweet thanks to the attention it garnered.

Popular: The drama followed Dan and his wife Emily who tried everything to have a baby

Popular: The drama followed Dan and his wife Emily who tried everything to have a baby

Popular: The drama followed Dan and his wife Emily who tried everything to have a baby

He has been on the entire series of the show – now in its sixth season – and told Dermot O’Leary on his BBC Radio 2 show how the series became a ‘gigantic machine’.

‘We had a Zoom catch up last night – I, [co-stars] Vick [McClure]Adrian [Dunbar] and [writer] Jed [Mercurio] – we chat once a week [the show’s] because we all know what the other is going through and we can moan well, ”he said.

“The support we have is great, but you know, the show just turned into a gigantic machine. That amount of attention is not something that naturally suits me.

‘I really appreciate it, but we’re now at that point where everything we’ve said in the past is under scrutiny, so it’s good to just take the first [episode] out and it gets more about the show because that’s what people should be talking about instead of us. And that is the most important. ‘

Success: Martin, who plays DS Steve Arnott in the hit BBC drama Line Of Duty, noted that the show's popularity is somewhat bittersweet thanks to the attention it attracts (pictured with Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar '

Success: Martin, who plays DS Steve Arnott in the hit BBC drama Line Of Duty, noted that the show's popularity is somewhat bittersweet thanks to the attention it attracts (pictured with Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar '

Success: Martin, who plays DS Steve Arnott in the hit BBC drama Line Of Duty, noted that the show’s popularity is somewhat bittersweet thanks to the attention it attracts (pictured with Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar ‘

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