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The BBC has confirmed 'In the Flesh' won't return to BBC Three.

The broadcaster released a statement saying the BAFTA-winning series wouldn't return to the channel.

"BBC Three is very proud of the two award-winning series of 'In the Flesh'," the statement reads. "However, given there is only budget for one original drama series a year on the channel it won't be returning.

"We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through and create room for emerging talent. Huge thanks to the BAFTA award-winning writer Dominic Mitchell and the superb cast."

Fans rallied on Twitter, using the hashtag #saveintheflesh in support of a third series.

However, all is not lost. Netflix and Amazon have both picked up series previously cancelled and given them a new lease of life through their respective streaming services. Amazon saved 'Ripper Street', while Netflix commissioned a fourth series of 'Longmire'. Fingers crossed.

'In the Flesh' followed Kieran Walker (Luke Newberry), a member of the undead who had been partly restored by medical science in order to be rehabilitated into society. Its two series also starred Harriet Cairns, Marie Critchley, Steve Cooper and Emily Bevan.

BBC Three is set to cease to exist as a channel. Under current plans, it will only be available online and through iPlayer.

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