Muse confirms Bomb Girls not renewed

A two-hour TV movie concluding the series from Muse and Back Alley Film will be broadcast in winter 2014 on Global.
02-07-11 Bomb Girls

Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film’s World War II series Bomb Girls is to conclude with a two-hour TV movie to be broadcast in winter 2014.

The news of the TV movie was announced Monday by Shaw Media.

Muse confirmed the series failed to secure a renewal on Tuesday. “The executive producers and producers of Bomb Girls are saddened to learn that Bomb Girls is not being renewed as a series for a third season. We are very proud of the remarkable work done on this series by our writers, cast and crew,” the company said in a statement. “Together we told stories that were proudly Canadian, that illuminated fascinating aspects of our history and celebrated the astonishing women and men who fought so hard for our freedom.”

Shaw Media said Monday: “Global is honoured to have been able to bring the award-winning and critically acclaimed Bomb Girls to audiences across Canada….We are pleased to share that we will be creating a Bomb Girls two-hour TV movie event to premiere winter 2014 which will conclude the rich storylines and the amazing journeys of these beloved characters.”

Bomb Girls premiered as a six-part mini-series in January 2012 to very strong ratings, earning 1.4 million viewers (2+, national) for its debut episode. Season two was boosted to 12 episodes; it commenced broadcasting this past January.

Upon hearing the news Monday, lead actor Meg Tilly tweeted: “And am grateful to @Global_TV for giving us more than the originally agreed upon mini-series to dive into the lives of our characters.” Tilly took home a Canadian Screen Award for her performance on the period drama.

The series, created by Michael MacLennan and Adrienne Mitchell, was lensed in Toronto.