Rowan Atkinson says Blackadder five could happen

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2011
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson has revealed there have been discussions to bring back 'Blackadder' for a fifth series

Rowan Atkinson has hinted there could be a fifth series of 'Blackadder'.

The actor - who played Edmund Blackadder in different historical periods - has revealed there have been discussions about resurrecting the comedy series, which last aired in 1989.

He said: "It could be reprised in some form or other. I think there is a possibility of a fifth series."

Rowan starred in the sitcom alongside such comedy luminaries as Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson and Tony Robinson in the BBC One show, which was written from series two onwards by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton.

But the 56-year-old star admits any new series will have to take into consideration the advanced ages of the cast.

Rowan - who can currently be seen in new spy spoof movie 'Johnny English Reborn' - told TV show 'Daybreak': "We're all getting a bit old, sadly, to play the characters in the way we did so we'd have to shift it a bit to make it work. They've all got slightly different attitudes and experiences to call upon now. It would be nice to get them all back together."

Each series was set in a different historical period of English history, concluding with episodes set during the First World War in 1917.

There were also a number of one-off specials including 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol' which was broadcast in December 1988 and 'Blackadder: Back & Forth' which aired in 2000 and featured cameo appearances from Kate Moss and Colin Firth.

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