Rowan Atkinson confirms Blackadder return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 August 2012
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

'Blackadder' is returning to TV for a one-off reunion special according to its star Rowan Atkinson

'Blackadder' is returning to TV.

Rowan Atkinson has revealed on twitter that he is returning for a final episode of the BBC One historical comedy alongside a number of the original cast members.

He wrote: "One can share that there may be a blackadder reunion, what do you all think about that?"

In response to one fan who wrote "amazing! On two conditions: 1. It has to be all of you. 2. It has to be funny!" Rowan replied "And funny it shall be!"

He later added: "The return of Blackadder will be cunning and exquisite.

"I can confirm, there will be one last episode of Blackadder, a reunion."

The series - which ran for four seasons - starred Rowan as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as his dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters.

Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Miranda Richardson have all appeared in the show.

Rowan wrote the first series with Richard Curtis who went on to write the subsequent episodes with Ben Elton.