Rowan Atkinson says he is "extremely excited" about the return of Blackadder


Blackleaf
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ROWAN Atkinson has told pals he is “extremely excited” about a planned return of cult comedy Blackadder.

Atkinson, 64, is set to team up again with co-stars including Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

BACK-ADDER Rowan Atkinson told pals he’s ‘extremely excited’ about reboot of cult comedy Blackadder set in the modern era

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Michael Hamilton
30 Jun 2019
The Sun

ROWAN Atkinson has told pals he is “extremely excited” about a planned return of cult comedy Blackadder.

Atkinson, 64, is set to team up again with co-stars including Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Rowan said he could not wait to team up again with his Blackadder co-stars including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie Credit: Harper Collins

It had been reported they would consider a one-off show but sources said a full fifth series was being considered.

The BBC show ran for four series from 1983 to 1989, with each set in a different period of history. The new instalment would be set in the modern era.

Edmund Blackadder — accompanied again by dogsbody Baldrick, played by Robinson, 72 — would be a university lecturer.

We can reveal the stars agreed on a return after a meeting at London members’ club Soho House.

Rowan is thought to be very 'excited' about the possible Blackadder comeback Credit: Getty Images - Getty

A source said: “They were all having a great laugh and they are all old friends. So they just said, ‘Yes, let’s do it’. It is being written now.

Rowan has been saying he is extremely excited.”

When World War One-themed Blackadder Goes Forth ended in 1989, co-writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton said there would be no more.

But since then there has been a Comic Relief skit and a Christmas special.

The show ran for four series from 1983 to 1989 with each set in a different period of history Credit: BBC Press Handout

Our source said of the proposed comeback: “It will be in the modern day. Blackadder will be a lot older, of course, so they’ve come up with the ageing university lecturer idea.

“Curtis and Atkinson have discussed guest appearances from stars such as Tom Hardy and Russell Brand.”

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Curious Cdn
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Are they going to dust off Tony Robinson and bring back Baldrick? He'll need a hair piece.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Are they going to dust off Tony Robinson and bring back Baldrick? He'll need a hair piece.

Of course they are. We can't have Blackadder going on his hapless adventures without his trusty sidekick.

Shame the late great Rik Mayall - Lord Flashheart - won't appear again.

I think they should keep that prick Russell Brand off the show, though.
 
Curious Cdn
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Baldrick ... Sir Tony ....

That was a cunning plan.
 
Blackleaf
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In the company of sidekicks Baldrick and Percy - and King Richard III - the Blackadder is born!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na4v8CeKnxM