Final Sarah Jane Adventures Update
In response to some press rumours to the contrary, the official website has confirmed that The Sarah Jane Adventures will not continue without Elisabeth Sladen. The 6 completed episodes of Series 5 will be shown, however, at a date still to be confirmed.
The BBC confirmed today that following the death of Elisabeth Sladen there are no plans to film further episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Elisabeth Sladen first played the role of Sarah Jane in Doctor Who in 1973 and following her return to the show in 2006, played the eponymous lead in the award-winning CBBC series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, from 2007 onwards.
The full statement regarding the future of the series is below:
“Contrary to press reports today we can confirm that no new episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be filmed following the tragic death of actress Elisabeth Sladen in April, 2011. As a tribute to Elisabeth the six episodes that were recorded with her last year will be broadcast on CBBC at a date to be confirmed.”