The Inbetweeners to get reboot?
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 March 2017
'The Inbetweeners' may return in the future - but with a different cast
'The Inbetweeners' could be given a reboot.
Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison are adamant they'll never reprise their roles as Will McKenzie, Simon Cooper, Jay Cartwright and Neil Sutherland, respectively in the popular comedy, but the show's producer is currently toying with the idea of creating a new series based on a new group of college friends.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, production chief Peter Langenberg explained his plan: "It's not feasible for the cast to reprise their roles at that stage but the brand is so strong that I'm interested in seeing if we could take a new spin on it."
The comedy first hit television screens in 2008 and ran for two years - during which time it aired three series - before it returned a year later in the shape of a film, which saw the four 18-year-old boys go on their first lads' holiday to Malia, Greece.
The blockbuster proved a huge success in the UK but flopped when it hit the big screen across the pond. However, creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley didn't let that stop them from putting together a storyline for another and the second film, which saw the foursome travel to Australia, was dropped in the UK and Ireland in August 2014.
Although the original cast have poured cold water on rumours that they will return for another instalment or another film, James set tongues wagging a few years ago when he suggested that the foursome could reunite later down the line for a funeral.
He said at the time: "We have to see what happens. Maybe one of them dies and the other three have to join up for the funeral."