The Inbetweeners is officially getting a sequel.
The show’s creators, Ian Morris and Damon Beesley, confirmed the news on Facebook, but didn’t reveal too many details.
“As promised, you are now the first to know ‘officially’ that there’s a new Inbetweeners movie coming your way next Summer. We can’t tell you anything else right at this minute other than that Jay, Will, Simon and Neil are back and it’s DEFINITELY happening,” they said.
The Inbetweeners started as a sitcom that aired for three seasons on E4. The show followed Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) and his three friends, Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas), Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison), and Jay Cartwright (James Buckley), who were students at Rudge Park Comprehensive. The series dealt with issues such as bullying and broken homes, and the boys’ failed attempts to have sex. After the series ended in 2010, The Inbetweeners Movie followed the group’s holiday in Crete at the end of their final school year. According to BBC, the film holds the record for the most successful British comedy of all time, earning over £80 million worldwide (approximately $106 million).
Morris and Beesley were asked to produce a pilot for an American version of The Inbetweeners in 2008, but it was never picked up. In March 2011, MTV ordered a 12-episode first season for an American remake.
The series premiered on MTV on August 20, 2012, but was canceled, on November 28 due to low ratings. The network told The Wrap at the time, “While we won’t be moving forward with another season of The Inbetweeners, we enjoyed working with the show’s creators and such a talented, funny cast.” The year before, MTV picked up a remake of the UK series Skins, but that suffered the same fate as The Inbetweeners. The series was also controversial because of its depictions of casual sex and drug use.
As for The Inbetweeners sequel, Beesley and Morris said they were considering sending the boys to Australia this time around. They also said that a second film was the least they could do to thank fans for their support.
“A new chapter in the lives of The Inbetweeners feels like the very least we can do to thank the fans for their phenomenal response to the first movie,” they said.
Are you excited for The Inbetweeners sequel?