Katherine Ryan's Netflix series 'The Duchess' won't have another series

Amy Johnson
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Katherine Ryan attends the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star BAFTAs Pre Party at The Standard on January 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Katherine Ryan attends the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star BAFTAs Pre Party at The Standard on January 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Katherine Ryan has shared that there won't be another series of her Netflix show The Duchess.

The first series of the programme launched last September but there won't be further episodes, creator and star Ryan says. 

“I will tell you exclusively, no. They didn’t want to make any more, not enough people watched it," she told Vicky Pattison on her podcast The Secret To….

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“I think 10 million people watched it in 28 days and that wasn’t enough.

“But, also, I’m not terribly sad about it. It’s a whole lot of work, a whole lot of time for a sitcom. I was so grateful to able to make it, I kind of like the way it ended.”

Katherine Ryan as Katherine in episode one of The Duchess. (Simon Ridgway/NETFLIX)
Katherine Ryan as Katherine in episode one of The Duchess. (Simon Ridgway/NETFLIX)

The show saw the 37-year-old play a single mother deciding whether or not to have another child with the father of her daughter.

Speaking after The Duchess' release, Ryan said she regretted writing herself into a sex scene for the programme.

In an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show she said: “I felt like you needed to believe in the intimacy of that relationship, so I wrote a sex scene. I just figured it would be fine.

Katherine Ryan attends the NME Awards 2020 at O2 Academy Brixton on February 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
Katherine Ryan attends the NME Awards 2020 at O2 Academy Brixton on February 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)

“It’s so cringe and it takes so long and I’m unprofessional. I just found it difficult.

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“I think it would have been easier to have full sex on camera – then I could really let loose and show my personality… But no, I won’t be writing any more sex scenes ever again.”

With additional reporting by PA.

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