Monday 18 December 2017

Can't Cope fans Won't Cope without a second series

Nika McGuigan and Seana Kerslake could return with new run
Nika McGuigan and Seana Kerslake could return with new run

RTE is considering making a second series of Can't Cope, Won't Cope after it was hailed an Irish version of Girls, the Herald can reveal.

The RTE2 comedy drama ended with an emotional cliff-hanger on Monday night after a six-part run, leaving fans clamouring to find out how things played out between Aisling and Danielle.

Now RTE has confirmed it may make a follow-up series of the popular show.

"We are very happy with the positive reaction to the show, particularly among younger audiences," said a spokesman.

"The way the show ended on Monday meant there are plenty of places for it to go.

"Making a second series is a definite possibility but it's too early to say for definite."


The show, which stars Tallaght actress Seana Kerslake, Nika McGuigan and Amy Huberman, went down particularly well with Irish women, with female millennials gobbling up the clever comedy drama written by Mallow native Stefanie Preissner (28).

According to figures from RTE, the show claimed a 15.4pc share of female viewers in the 15-34 year old category.

Stefanie said she was "thrilled" with the reaction that the show had received and said she was hopeful that a second series would be commissioned.

"I know RTE are happy with the response and the ratings that it got and I know all of the Twitter fandom is not falling on deaf ears," she said.

"But it's a public service broadcaster and it's all down to budgets so I'm not sure if there's a second series yet but they haven't said a definite 'no'."


She said she suffered from a huge bout of "imposter syndrome" before the drama aired, hoping that it would hit the right note with Irish audiences.

The writer, who didn't watch the show as it aired live, said the nerves would then abate on Tuesday morning with the positive reaction to the show from viewers.

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