Still one of the best comedy series ever created thanks to its strong writing and performances, it appears the BBC’s dark comedy classic “Blackadder” could be making a comeback.
Series alumni Sir Tony Robinson has spoken with The Sun over the weekend about the cast’s willingness to return and used the opportunity to poke fun at fellow cast member Hugh Laurie:
“I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now. The only problem is Hugh’s fee. He’s a huge star now – or so he’d like to think.”
The very anthology-esque style of “Blackadder,” which followed the same actors playing characters of the same name but in very different time periods and settings each season, allows for it to return years later despite it being over 25 years since the fourth and final series.
Even so, Robinson admits expectations of the audience mean a new series would be a risk because of the strong nostalgia for the original:
“Expectations for a new series will be high because people not only remember the original, they remember who they were when it was on. It’s a big danger”
Should it go ahead though the question is how many of the show’s other stars like Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Miranda Richardson and Tim McInnery would return – and more importantly would its perfect combination of two very different writers – Richard Curtis and Ben Elton – come back as well.