Blackadder to return?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 August 2015
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

'Blackadder's Tony Robinson says he has spoken to his castmates about a new series of the show

Tony Blackburn Robinson has revealed that 'Blackadder' could return.

The 69-year-old actor - who played Edmund Blackadder's servant and sidekick Baldrick in the British historical sitcom - admitted he has spoken to his former castmates about a reunion.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I do think a new series of 'Blackadder' is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now.

"Expectations for a new series will be high because people not only remember the original; they remember who they were when it was on. It's a big danger."

However, Tony joked that the only problem would be trying to find the money to pay Hugh Laurie's wages as the actor is believed to have earned £250,000 an episode for his US TV show 'House' - which ran from 2004 to 2012.

He quipped: "The only problem is Hugh's fee. He's a huge star now - or so he'd like to think."

'Blackadder' starred Rowan Atkinson in the title role, along with other stars including Tim McInnerny, Stephen Fry and Miranda Richardson.

Richard Curtis and Atkinson co-wrote the first season of the show with Ben Elton joining Richard as co-writer for the subsequent episodes.


1. Bear24 Aug 2015, 5:45pm Report

I would be more excited had Tony Robinson made the statement and not an old Radio presenter !

2. chris moran24 Aug 2015, 5:47pm Report

Tony Robinson, surely? Otherwise I may have to watch it all again to see if any other Radio 1 DJ's make guest appearances...
Or, maybe, 'The List' needs to employ a good editor?

3. Vince24 Aug 2015, 9:45pm Report

Or, maybe, 'Source: Bang Showbiz' should.

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