A new report suggests that Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie have all agreed to bring back Blackadder. Here’s everything you need to know…
This report stems from The Sun, with the tabloid paper claiming that an unnamed source told them that the aforementioned actors met at London’s Soho House and agreed to make more Blackadder.
“They were all having a great laugh and they are all old friends,” the source apparently said. “So they just said, ‘Yes, let’s do it’. It is being written now. Rowan has been saying he is extremely excited.”
“It will be in the modern day,” the source is said to have added. “Blackadder will be a lot older, of course, so they’ve come up with the ageing university lecturer idea. [Richard] Curtis and [Rowan] Atkinson have discussed guest appearances from stars such as Tom Hardy and Russell Brand.”
This seems to chime quite well with the following quote, which writer Richard Curtis gave in an interview with Radio Times: “The thing about Blackadder was, it was a young man’s show criticising older people, saying how stupid those in authority were. So I did once think, ‘If we ever did anything again, it should be Blackadder as a teacher in a university, about how much we hate young people’.”
“I’m always hoping Rowan and I will do one last live show and bring on Blackadder for a 10-minute bit”, Curtis added in that interview, which does seem to suggest that he’s thinking of something a fair bit shorter than a full new series.
If these rumours and rumblings turn into anything substantial and official, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.