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It has long been understood that the story arc of (what we must now refer to as ‘the UK version of’) The Inbetweeners had reached a natural end point once the end credits rolled on the movie. There is nothing left to say, matters have reached a natural full stop, from which there is no need to embark upon a new sentence.
Well it looks as if that new sentence might be about to commence after all, a state of affairs which may possibly have something to do with the enormous box office success of that movie, although the show’s co-writer Damon Beesley claims it’s more to do with the on-set camaraderie between the four lead actors (Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison) and the writers.
He told the Sun: “I don’t want to give too much away at this stage but yes, we have been developing an idea for a sequel.
“We miss working with Simon, Joe, James and even Blake too much not to give it a go.”
And Damon was backed up by his writing partner Iain Morris, who was approached on Twitter by a fan asking whether the story was true. He replied: “yes, but it’s far from signed and like Damon said we want to make sure we have a good enough story to tell.”
And Christopher Young, the film’s producer has always been fairly firm that any sequel would have to be justified by a decent idea. He told Screen Daily (last year): “if there is a sequel it will come from the creative elements… We’ve talked about it. In the short term people are dispersing and doing other things but I’m sure in the medium term a sequel is very possible. It won’t be immediate, but it’s definitely not closed.”
Best hurry up, before the cast get too old, mind…
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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