The Inbetweeners Earn More TV Time

Just when you thought you’d seen the last of the original Inbetweeners on the small screen, Channel 4 commissions two more specials.

A movie and a US remake were all Inbetweener fans thought they had to look forward to when the third season--widely thought to be the show’s last--ended earlier this month on E4. Channel 4 has reportedly decided, however, to extend the hit British series with two additional specials.

James Buckley (who plays Jay) was apparently unaware of this development last Monday, telling “If it does come to it (and the show returns) it means the writers’ have got a really good idea.” In an interview alongside co-stars Joe Thomas (Simon) and Blake Harrison (Neil), James admitted: “we always say, after each series is done: yeah, this’ll be the last.”

The special episodes are expected to follow the feature film, for which filming begins in January. They’ve been commissioned alongside new comedy series starring Noel Fielding ( The Mighty Boosh) and Chris Addison (The Thick of It) according to The Guardian.

Comments (1)
Nov 01, 2010
The filming beginning in January is the special's yeah? Because the film has already started filming in one of the Balearic islands. Series 3 was not as good as the first 2, it felt forced on occasion so I feel it should stop after the film, as always quality is much better than quantity. A similar one is Gavin and Stacey the first 2 series were great but the 3 not as good and yet people still bang on about doing another series. Knowing when to quit was always a strength of UK television, ie Fawlty Towers, The Office etc. I hope we are not going in the direction of continuing series past their sell by date just because they are popular.

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