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 TV.com: “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.

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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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