RTE soap Fair City could face the axe, as the struggling broadcaster faces tough cost-cutting decisions, reports The Mirror.
A source inside the show told Ireland’s Sunday Mirror that there was a “climate of fear” among staff and production crew on set.
Concerns are growing over the future of the drama, set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Carrigstown after plans for a new outdoor set were abandoned.
A source said: “Nobody knows anything, everybody’s on edge and there is a climate of fear. There are rumours that the whole show could be canned. We were supposed to be building a new part of the outdoor set, for about €70,000, but that’s been scrapped now, the decision came a couple of weeks ago,” reports The Mirror.
In September, RTE suspended its controversial €240,000 Fair City photographer tender, citing its decision to end discretionary spending.
One cast member said: “There is a climate of fear. If they’re cutting corners, how are they going to do it? Next year’s contract renegotiations will tell because I know that their budget has been affected with the drop in licence fees,” reports The Mirror.
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