The BBC has now officially confirmed that not only is The League Of Gentlemen returning for three 20th anniversary specials – but also that they’re going to start filming next year!
An official BBC press announcement has just been released, which confirms that filming will take place in Manchester and the Peak District. The shows will feature Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss, who have written the new episodes alongside co-creator Jeremy Dyson.
A statement from the Gentlemen themselves reads: “We are thrilled to bits to be returning to Royston Vasey in celebration of our 20 years at the BBC (with time off for bad behaviour). We look forward to digging up the old characters – some of them literally – and seeing how life has treated them. It’s been great fun to write these Specials, and we’ve saved money on the make-up budget by kindly growing ancient ourselves. Like the sign says: You’ll Never Leave.”
When we get news of a transmission date, we’ll let you know!