#Upthewolves: Caitlin Moran launches fan campaign to rescue cancelled Raised by Wolves

Channel 4 has cancelled Raised by Wolves after two series – but fear not fans, because co-writer Caitlin Moran has launched a campaign to save the show.

As news of its demise broke, Moran and the team behind the series took to Facebook to inspire fans to take action by tweeting #upthewolves in support of the show.

“Of course Raised By Wolves isn’t going to go away,” Moran assured fans in the video. “Every other show would give in but we believe when life gives you a massive kick in the knackers, you make massive kick in the knackers-ade.

“So, we’ve got a plan… Stand with us – or sit if it’s been a long day and you’re lower back’s going – and you will be the first to know what’s happening next because something is going to happen.”

Radio Times reports the show failed attract another traditional broadcaster and will now look for alternative routes to continue the story, possibly via a streaming service or as a web series.

It wouldn’t be the first series to be saved by a fan campaign. Back in 2014, Ripper Street was picked up by Amazon Prime after online upset over its cancellation by BBC, while cult US comedy Community began airing on Hulu after it was dropped by NBC.

First aired in 2013, Raised by Wolves was written by Moran and her sister Caz loosely based on their own upbringing in Wolverhampton but said in the modern day.

It starred Rebekah Staton, Helen Monks and Alexa Davies and focused primarily on sisters Germaine and Athena, as well as hilariously tough-talking mum Della Garry.

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