A very popular Thai TV station has decided to cancel a very popular and edgy soap opera mini-series that is causing an uproar among viewers, critics, and more. The news came from The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, and it says that fans are demanding the final episodes of "Nua Mek 2" be shown.
Channel 3 officially announced on Friday that the airing of "Nua Mek 2" would cease immediately after "having considered that some content was inappropriate for broadcast."
The series actually just began on Dec. 14, 2012, airing three nights a week and developing an immediate cult following. It told the story of a fictitious Thai prime minister, his corrupt deputy, black magic, and even political manipulation.
There was no further explanation from the station on why they decided to cancel the show, but an executive for Channel 3 said that the channel feared the content of the show would violate the laws of the country. Many believe that Thailand's government had a hand in the cancellation, but government officials deny putting pressure on Channel 3 to cancel the series.
"Those who know best (about the issue) are the broadcaster, producers and related personnel," Prime Minister's Office minister Warathep Rattanakorn told reporters Saturday.