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February 12, 2007

Too good to last


Sad news for Flea-readers not already in the know. It occurred to me Sky One should have been thinking about releasing the next season of Hex by now and I went for a look. No luck. Hex has been canceled and season three is not to be. Such is the fate of occult horror in prime-time. Or indeed of any horror in any medium undiluted by comedy or romance.

It was marketed by Sky as "the British Buffy" and was also compared with Charmed, but in the June 9, 2006 issue of Entertainment Weekly, the creators stated that whereas Charmed and Buffy were send-ups of the horror genre, Hex took its mythology seriously and not for camp. The show depicted teen sex, alcohol and drug use, mental illness, abortion, and human sacrifice. It was eventually announced in April 2006, sometime after the end of the second series, that it would not be returning for a third.

Only one year out of date: An improvement on my Lawrence of Arabia lore, at least.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 12, 2007 07:27 AM