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Catherine Tate calls out Netflix for cancelling her show without telling her

Catherine Tate calls out Netflix for cancelling her show without telling her

The comedian was bitterly disappointed when her prison mockumentary was cancelled without her knowledge

It’s annoying when a beloved TV show gets cancelled, especially if it’s you are the lead star.

Catherine Tate has recently revealed that her prison mockumentary, Hard Cell, was axed by Netflix and claimed no one told her about it.

Despite the show tickling viewers’ funny bones, it looks like the series has been shelved indefinitely - much to the annoyance of its lead.

Catherine Tate was shocked to discover her show had been cancelled by Netflix.
Jeff Spicer/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA

Tate made the shocking admission on BBC Two’s Breakfast Show this week, revealing that she had no idea Hard Cell had been cancelled by the streaming service.

“They had a change of staff and as happens when someone who has commissioned the show and then leaves, often they want to start afresh,” she explained.

The Doctor Who star added: “I kind of understand but it would’ve been nice for them to have told me."

Her frustration is pretty reasonable given that Tate played multiple characters in the prison comedy, which only ran for six episodes.

The short-lived series also starred actor Cheryl Fergison, whose best known for her role as Heather Trott in EastEnders.

While Hard Cell might be over for the foreseeable, fans can still catch Tate in the highly anticipated Doctor Who specials later this year.

Catherine Tate and David Tennant appeared on Doctor Who together in 2006.

Reprising her role as faithful companion Donna Noble, the actor will also reunite with David Tennant - who plays the tenth iteration of the Time Lord - as part of three 60th-anniversary episodes.

Originally appearing together in 2006, the pair quickly became fan favourites with Tate later appearing in Christmas and New Year specials.

Teasing the upcoming episodes, Tate recalled how she and Tennant originally met on set describing it as ‘magical’.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, she said: “It was just magic. We got on set, we’ve never acted [together] before, we’ve barely met each other, and it kind of just happened. And Russell [T Davies, the showrunner] captures I think our energy and our speech patterns and our dynamic.”

“It’s joyous and it is real, and we love it, and I don’t think either of us, in fact I know neither of us ever expected to get another bite of the Doctor,” Tate added.

The 60th-anniversary specials are set to air in November 2023.

The eleventh doctor, Matt Smith, will also be returning during the three episodes with Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa also beginning his tenure as the fifteenth Time Lord this Christmas.

We can’t wait to watch them all enter the Tardis.

LADbible has contacted Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Jeff Spicer/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA/Netflix

Topics: Celebrity, Doctor Who, TV and Film, Netflix