Primeval cancellation confirmed by ITV

BBC News confirmed a rumor that ITV has canceled its sci-fi series Primeval after three successful seasons.

Starring Ben Miller, Douglas Henshall and Hannah Spearritt, the show followed a group of scientists studying prehistoric creatures.

"High quality drama remains a key part of the ITV schedule, although our current focus is on post-watershed production," ITV said in a statement.

The show had an average audiences of about 5 million this year in the United Kingdom. The figure was down from around 6 million for the first two series.

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