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Sky drama 'The Last Panthers' won't be coming back for a second series, according to writer Jack Thorne.

The six-part international crime drama centred on the real-life Pink Panther gang of jewel thieves. It aired on Sky Atlantic late last year and starred John Hurt, Samantha Morton and Tahar Rahim.

According to Thorne, who described the series as "self-contained", the story is over. (Spoiler alert.)

"It's a serial that finished," he told Digital Spy. "It's hard to talk about this without giving away massive spoilers, but this was a story about three individuals – two of them end up broken and one of them ends up dead."

He added that only ex-soldier Naomi – played by Morton – could appear after the first series. "But really I think we told her story," he said.

"I don't think Naomi's got anywhere else to go now, really – and Khalil [Rahim] certainly doesn't. I'm not anxious to continue it."

Researching the series involved travelling to some shady places and talking to as many criminals as possible. This involved a fair few scrapes.

"One of the places we visited, the producer ended up bottled – he had a bottle thrown at his head as we were trying to leave," Thorne said.

"It gives you a real energy when you're writing because you feel so angry about it all. But you don't want your anger to be the story – because if your anger is the story, then the story's boll***s."

'The Last Panthers' is available on Sky On-Demand, and on Blu-ray and DVD.


Digital Spy

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