It's not often that a show captures Ireland's imagination in the way that Inside The K did.
The Guards: Inside The K proved to be an instant with viewers when it first appeared on Virgin Media One last month.
Every Wednesday throughout the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, fans of the compelling crime docu-series took to their couch at 9pm to watch how Gardai went through the daily unpredictability of working in the K district of Dublin - Cabra, Blanchardstown and Finglas.
Such was the popularity of the programme, viewers reacted with incredulity when the show took a week off in mid-March.
But it returned with arguably the most poignant episode of the five broadcast and a week later, it closed with a dramatic finale.
Wednesday night's episode made for gripping viewing, with thrilling Garda pursuits of criminals and even more insight into the composure displayed by Gardai in remarkably testing scenarios.
There has been no official confirmation of a second season of Inside The K but the cliff-hanger ending of Wednesday's season finale led quite a few people on social media to believe that another season was inevitable.
And among those who weren't as confident, there were quite a few pleas for a return to the show in 2021.
Seriously tho, I need season 2. What am I gonna do on wednesday nights now 😭#insidethek
— Jessie.🎃 (@ChickcnNuggets) April 8, 2020
Petition for #insidethek season 2 🙌
— Kate Geraghty (@Kates_Curves) April 8, 2020
Best show I think I’ve ever seen on Irish telly 👏🏻 Season 2 please 🤞🏻 #insidethek
— Clodagh Buckley (@clonibhuachalla) April 8, 2020
Please tell me that there’s going to be a season 2 of #insideTheK ? Such an interesting insight in to everything the local Gardai have to deal with. I’ve watched it every week, without fail. Well done @gardainfo @GardaTraffic . Our front line Gardai are the real MVP 👏🏼
— Lia ✨ (@Lia_TheRebel_T) April 8, 2020
The Guards: Inside the K really has been compelling viewing. Hopefully there will be a 2nd series!! #InsidetheK
— Simon Casey (@Simy_78) April 8, 2020
Great series, hope it comes back soon🙌🏼👏🏼 #insidethek
— Mark (@MarkMccoubrey) April 8, 2020
#InsideTheK super series. Wonder will there be a 2nd series in another district...
— derek mcgrath (@dj_mc_g) April 8, 2020
#InsideTheK has been appointment viewing for the last few weeks. Hats off to all the Gardaí there and around the country. Can't wait for season two
— Alan Mac Lochlainn (@DrPlow) April 8, 2020
— Victoria (@Victoria_DUB) April 8, 2020