Red Rock production put 'on hold...for now' by TV3, show confirms
The production of hit TV3 show Red Rock has been put on hold "for now".
In a statement, released on their official Twitter account, the shows producers also confirmed that the next series of shows will not now be shown until 2018.
Launched in January 2015 has been lauded by the critics.
The show, which is shot on location in the old John Player Factory, is based around the daily life of a Dublin seaside garda station.
It stars Cathy Belton, Paul Roe and Denise McCormick.
Having received strong ratings and awards, the show was acquired by the BBC and is now broadcast on BBC One, and is available on Amazon Prime in the US.
But in a shock statement, published this evening, the show's producers told fans they had good news and bad news.
"The good news is that we have the most epic episodes we've ever made ready to go."
They went on to say that the bad news is that "due to rescheduling you're going to have to wait til 2018 til they air on TV3".
The statement continued: "Red Rock is one of the most ambitious Irish TFV shows ever but with that ambition comes risk, meaning currently production of red Rock is on hold... for now."
Defiantly the release says that the show has defied the odds to become the "country's most successful TV export".
"With a year of programmes ahead of us there's plenty of life in us yet.
"We've got a lot more stories we want to tell you from this Dublin seaside town and we're determined to keep on telling them."