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Is Love/Hate coming back? RTÉ isn't even clear on it

Still a mystery.
Nov 10th 2015, 6:31 PM 18,254 35

Love/Hate - Series 5 Episode 3 Source: Bernard Walsh/RTE

YESTERDAY IT WAS reported that a sixth season of Love/Hate was in the works.

The Irish Mirror reported that a new season of the RTÉ drama was in development with the season set to focus on Patrick and his family.

People immediately rejoiced.

But the joy was short-lived as RTÉ released a statement today dismissing such reports.

A spokesperson for RTÉ told DailyEdge.ie this afternoon that the broadcaster has “no plans to bring it back at this time” and declined to comment on speculation that a new series would centre on Patrick.

Octagon Films, the production company behind Love/Hate, declined to comment and referred press queries to RTÉ.

Love/Hate - Series 5 Episode 5 Source: Bernard Walsh

Now that’s all well and good, but it kind of contradicts what RTÉ said in November 2014.

On 16 November 2014, RTÉ released a statement on behalf of Jane Gogan, Head of Drama for RTÉ Television, confirming that a sixth series was in development.

RTÉ can confirm that Love/Hate will not return to screens in 2015. A sixth series is currently in development with the writer and creator Stuart Carolan and Octagon Films.
It’s just a week since the series finale aired and RTÉ, the producers and Stuart feel it’s important to take time and reflect before going to production with a sixth season.
As a public service broadcaster RTE’s principal concern is always the audience and the creative dynamic of a drama and we all want to ensure the writing, preparation and production of a subsequent series mirrors the high standards Love/Hate viewers have come to expect over the past five seasons.

So, let us get this straight: there are no plans for it to return at this time, but a sixth season is in development?

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RTÉ are just as confused as the rest of us, it seems.

If you’re reading this, Stuart Carolan/RTÉ, just know that we all miss Love/Hate and will most definitely tune in should you decide to return.

Written by Amy O’Connor and posted on DailyEdge.ie

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