It’s been a long while since we last saw the Paradise series on BBC. What happened to it?
Paradise is a historical drama of British origin, based on the novel titled Au Bonheur des Dames by M. Zolacostume. Created by Bill Gallagher, it revolves around Denise Lovett and her ambitions which lead her to return to London when she was only 18 years old. Unfortunately, her uncle cannot afford to pay for groceries, so she moves to The Paradise department store across the street.
The series debuted on BBC in September and concluded in November 2012. It had a positive response from its audience. As such, BBC renewed it for the second series. Season 2, containing 8 episodes, premiered from October 20th to December 2013. Since then fans have been hoping for Paradise season 3.
The Plot of The Paradise.
The series is set in 1875, with the protagonist of the show working at a store called The Paradise.
The first season of the show opens with Denise, a beautiful yet ambitious woman, trying to find work in her uncle’s store but not finding any luck. Instead, she secures an opportunity at The Paradise department store where she meets John Moray who is the handsome and careless owner of the company. John married Katherine out of financial necessity, but she constantly complained about not being married.
The season also introduces a number of other characters, including Moray s friend Dudley, Denise s roommate Pauline, Miss Audrey, and jealous Clara. Seeing Denise s creative business acumen, John falls in love with her. It is heartbreaking to know that John left Katherine at the altar after realizing his feelings for Denise, despite knowing he would lose Paradise.
Following the season 1 finale, it was revealed that John is living in France and Denise has taken his place as the general manager of The Paradise Hotel. Meanwhile Katherine (Hendricks) Finch becomes the new owner of her family’s hotel after killing her spouse Tom Weston. She also married Flora’s father Peter who runs an aircraft company. John was determined to get back the department store from Katherine and found ways for it. On the other hand, Tom was trying everything to control Katherine.
John finally has his two-room gig in paradise, but Denise left the ladies-to-wear department of The Paradise to open up a boutique across from his uncle’s old shop. Paradise season 3 was still with Katherine and her abusive husband Tom.
can we expect a season three of the paradise?
Season 2 of “The Paradise” concluded prematurely on December 8, 2013. In early February of the following year, it was canceled and ended with a rating tally of over five million viewers.
BBC revealed that the third season of its acclaimed series would not be returning after fans voted it down in popularity polls.
Ratings of The Paradise
The series, which has been hailed as ‘consistently riveting’, has a good rating of 7.7 out of 10 on the IMDb site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can We Watch The Paradise series?
The series is available on PBS to watch. You can also purchase it from Amazon prime video to watch.
Why was the Paradise Cancelled?
The BBC announced on February 12, 2014, that the show’s ratings were too low to justify retaining it.
Will there be a season 3 of The Paradise?
The series has not been picked for season 3 by BBC and will not be renewed.
Shows such as The Paradise do not often make it to a third season because of disappointing ratings.