ITV has reportedly axed two drama series’: Above Suspicion and Kidnap & Ransom.

According to TVWise the broadcaster has decided not to order additional seasons of either drama. Above Suspicion has aired four seasons on ITV1 based on the novels by Lynda La Plante.

The drama series stars Ciarian Hinds and Kelly Reilly. Following the first season each subsequent series received its own title; The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and most recently Silent Scream which aired earlier this year on ITV1. The first three seasons were aired over consecutive nights on the broadcaster but the fourth changed to a weekly format.

Kidnap and Ransom starred Trevor Eve as a hostage negotiator; two seasons of the drama were produced. The first aired in January 2011 and averaged 5.9 million viewers across the three episodes. ITV ordered a second series with the setting shifted from South Africa to India. The second series averaged 5.4 million viewers – a slight drop on the first season. Kidnap & Ransom also starred Helen Baxendale, Amara Karan and Natasha Little while Eve also served as executive producer.

Yesterday it was reported that ITV had ordered a third season of detective drama Scott and Bailey with filming due to begin in November though this has yet to be officially announced/confirmed.

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