One of the groundbreaking TV shows of 2021 will sadly only be getting a limited series run, according to the series creator.

Channel 4's 'It's A Sin' has become one of the most talked-about shows of 2021. Highlighting the struggles gay men went through in the UK throughout the '80s, the series has been praised for it's raw and thought-provoking depiction of living during the HIV pandemic.

Unfortunately, we'll only be getting one series of it. Russell T. Davis, who created the drama based on his own personal journey during the time period, has confirmed that he's "said everything I wanted to say".

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Davies says that his five-episode-run was "lovely" and it doesn't need a second run. He told the publication:

There isn’t a second season. It was lovely. It said everything I wanted to say. The only long-running thing I’ve ever done is 'Doctor Who' and that’s because 'Doctor Who' is designed to be long-running.

Russell T. Davies

He also spoke of how important it is for him to cast gay men in gay roles on screen - his cast of 'Queer As Folk' were all straight.

There's a reason why the cast clicked on 'It's a Sin' and that's because they were out and they were politically engaged as human beings on this earth, from day one. The name of the game these days is authenticity. It's a different world to the one that I started out in. There's an awful lot of gay actors. Gay lead actors, and gay lead actors who will finance a production because they're so famous, are still very rare. Which proves that we're nowhere near equality. You have to create these stars now. Look at Olly Alexander [who stars as Ritchie]. He's absolutely fabulous and he will be acting in 50 years' time. Right now, I think maybe he could start to finance productions simply by joining a show. You have to start here. Otherwise, all this talk of equality simply doesn't exist.

Russell T. Davies

As to what's next in the pipeline for Davies, the television writer doesn't yet know. Apart from 'It's A Sin' and 'Doctor Who', his previous back catalogue of workings include other Channel 4 series such as 'Banana', 'Cucumber', and 'Queer As Folk'. He does hope that his next writing project will take him to the funnier side of living.

I’m not quite sure [what’s next]. A couple of people have contacted me asking them to mentor them, which I’ve done. I love doing that; both of those shows have been picked up. Strangely, I find myself as a script editor after all this time. I will start writing. I don’t know how I follow something like 'It’s a Sin'. I think I’m just going to write something funny. I look at my career and I’m a bit puzzled on when I became such a tragedian, when I’m a really big laugh actually.

Russell T. Davies