Control Room Writer on Season 2: “I Was Focused on a Standalone Story”

The Control Room is now available to stream in full on BBC iPlayer and after all the bumps, twists and turns leading up to the end, the questions of course turn to whether the show will be back for more.

The characters have been through a lot in this first season, with Iain De Caestecker’s Gabe being drawn into a series of exciting and often harrowing events.

Now, in an exclusive interview with, show creator Nick Leather has opened up about whether he sees the series returning for season 2 and how he focused on crafting that “story.” autonomous”.

Read on for everything you need to know about whether there will be a second season of The Control Room.

**WARNING: Contains full spoilers for all three episodes of The Control Room**

How does The Control Room end?

Gabe (Iain De Caestecker) in The Control Room Hartswood Films, Anne Binckebanck, BBC

The control room ends with Anthony, Sam and the man who led the control room data theft all arrested by armed police, following a chase through the Christmas tree farm .

Sam says an emotional goodbye to Gabe and with that, it looks like his troubles are over, at least for now.

Gabe then exits the Christmas tree farm and heads to his father’s house, where the couple, who have been emotionally distant, share a mindful, silent hug.

In an exclusive interview with, Leather said the series is actually “a love story,” but it’s not what viewers might think.

He said: “I think when you get to the end, the love story is Gabe and his dad.”

You can read more about the series ending, with Leather speaking exclusively about how the series came together, in our ending explainer.

Will there be a season 2 of The Control Room?

Taj Atwal as Leigh and Iain De Caestecker as Gabe in The Control Room

Taj Atwal as Leigh and Iain De Caestecker as Gabe in The Control Room Hartswood Films, Anne Binckebanck, BBC

When asked if the season was a conclusive and unique story, Leather suggested that, for him, it was.

He said: “I really burn all my characters, I thought I didn’t need to keep anyone. I love the world and I guess there’s the kind of storytelling that fits in that world, so I love it. But for me, I was just focused on this standalone story.”

Leather previously said in a Q&A with and other outlets that Gabe “doesn’t want to be in a thriller,” and in his exclusive interview he acknowledged that could make it difficult to set up. from another season.

He said: “I think the next time he made a different decision he would say ‘well, I don’t trust anyone around me’.”

So it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting more The Control Room, but if anything changes, watch this space for updates.

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