Beloved British comedian Rowan Atkinson has reportedly told friends he is planning a reboot of the cult black comedy Blackadder and is “extremely excited”.
The Mr Bean superstar is set to team up with his original co-stars again to bring the 80s series back to life, including Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, The Sun reports.
It had been previously reported the cast would perhaps consider a one-off show, but now it’s believed a full fifth series is being considered.
The original series ran for four seasons between 1983 and 1989, with each season taking place in a different period of history.
The new season – according to a source of the Sun’s – will be set in the “modern day”, in which Edmund Blackadder (Atkinson) would be a university lecturer. . .
Another series and set in a university?
That is, to quote Blackadder, . . . a plan so cunning, you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.
Hat tip: Kiwiblog