Echo Beach has definitively been axed, it is my sad duty to report.
It's well-known that Moving Wallpaper is returning for a new series but the fate of its companion soap opera has been rather less clear. There had been rumours that it could be shifted to ITV2, run online or be interspersed as clips within Moving Wallpaper itself.
After weighing up the options, producers have decided to make a clean break for it and change the show entirely. So what's the new plan?
Ben Miller, returning as big-headed executive producer Jonathan Pope, told me: "We're coming back, although it's not about a soap opera. We're not going to be making Echo Beach any more. We're making a zombie show, a 28 Days Later-style pilot, so that's going to be quite fun."
Filming on the new show starts next month for broadcast early in 2009. Surely the campaign to have Martine guest star as one of the zombies must begin here?
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