Veteran British comedy producer John Lloyd has reportedly had discussions with Rowan Atkinson about a possible movie based on the classic 1980s sitcom “Blackadder”.
Considered one of the greatest comedies ever made, each of the four seasons of “Blackadder” was set in a different historical period but utilised many of the same cast members including Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Miranda Richardson and Tim McInnerny.
The first season was in the Middle Ages, the second in Elizabethan times, the third during the Regency era, the fourth during the First World War, and specials set in both Dickensian and contemporary times.
A fifth season was proposed long ago which would’ve been set in the 1960s and followed a band. Lloyd tells The Sun that, with the cast now getting on in years, the setting will be quite different:
Rowan and I had this great idea, because we are all getting a bit old, of doing a kind of Dad’s Army… They are a platoon in Walmington-on-Sea where they get kidnapped by a German submarine and taken to Colditz. They then have to escape.
Because Tony Robinson is probably very near 70 now he would be just about the right age. We’d do it as a Blackadder – it would make a good movie, I think.