The Inbetweeners axed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 September 2010
The Inbetweeners actor Joe Thomas

The Inbetweeners actor Joe Thomas

'The Inbetweeners' is set to be axed as producers feel the four main characters are getting too old to play schoolboys

'The Inbetweeners' is set to be axed.

Creators of the cult comedy - which follows the lives of four highly-sexed yet inexperienced teenagers - have decided not to make any more episodes after the current third series, a movie and a TV special because the characters are getting too old.

Co-writer Damon Beesley said: "In our minds, we've always thought that this series, this school year, is obviously the closing of the story.

"I don't anticipate there being another series of them at school.

"We've got a movie in the pipeline, where they are going away on their first holiday together without their parents - which is obviously an important part of the story.

"And then they are going to disappear and go off to different universities."

Although the show attracted E4's highest ever audience for a British show when the third series started last week, producers don't think they can carry on because the four boys, Will McKenzie (Simon Bird), Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley) and Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison), will all go in different directions.

Damon added to The Sun newspaper: "It's very unlikely Neil is going to go to university."

The show will eventually end with a one-off special after the movie.

Damon said: "We want to finish the stories off by picking up with the characters after their holiday."

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