BBC One drama Hunted has reportedly been axed. The series - which stars Melissa George as spy Sam Hunter - will not return for a second series, according to The Guardian. A BBC spokesperson is quoted as saying: "It hasn't found the mainstream audience it was hoped." Hunted launched with 5.69 million viewers in early October, but the most recent episode - the show's sixth - managed just 2.59m on November 8. Star George had previously voiced her desire to shoot a second series of Hunted - which is co-produced by US cable network Cinemax. The Australian actress stated that her role as Hunter "could potentially be long-term" with a projected series run of up to "five years". Series creator Frank Spotnitz was rumoured to have begun planning the second series, which would have been set in Berlin.