Kudos, the production company behind the show, have promised fans that it will “end in its prime” with a focus on counter-terrorism chief Sir Harry Pearce.
The news will be received with sadness by the espionage drama’s legion of viewers, but Kudos’ Jane Featherstone told The Guardian that the team had agonised over the decision..
“I feel very sad about it. It was a very difficult decision to make,” she explained. “But we didn’t want to get to the point where the BBC said, ‘We don’t really want another one,’ we wanted to kill it off in its prime.”
She then went on to say that Pearce and his colleague Ruth Evershed were “the heart of the show” and promised to bring the drama to a ‘natural’ end.
The final series of Spooks will be infiltrating our schedules in September