News: Blackadder Cast Meet – Could New Series Be On The Cards?

News: Maybe Blackadder Return Not So Likely After All...

Could seminal historical sitcom Blackadder be returning? 

According to the Sun four key members of the cast – Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Tony Robinson – recently met at the Soho House in London and discussed the possibility. 

The latest idea mooted is that a new series would have a contemporary setting. Atkinson would play an ageing university lecturer and Robinson would play his dogsbody Baldrick. 

According to the report Atkinson is “extremely excited” about the possibility of a revival.

There were four classic series of Blackadder in the 1980s which ended with the memorable WW1 series. In the last episode the stars are killed on the battlefield. The final scene is regularly chosen as one of sitcom's finest moments. 

There was also an all-star Blackadder Back and Forth to mark the new millennium and there have been various one-of specials over the years.

Richard Curtis wrote all four series and Ben Elton joined him after the first series. A source told the Sun that "Curtis and Atkinson have discussed guest appearances from stars such as Tom Hardy and Russell Brand.” 

One note of caution - the "Blackadder Returns" story tends to come up on a regular basis...See here from 2018. Here from 2017. Here from 2016...

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