“Trainspotting” Author Has TV Series Plans

The trailer for “T2: Trainspotting” took the Internet by storm last week, a follow-up to Danny Boyle’s 1996 film adaptation of author Irvine Welsh’s iconic work.

Welsh has penned numerous other works, a few that tie back into the original “Trainspotting” story including a prequel and a spinoff. Turns out Welsh has plans for his characters that go beyond his books and the upcoming sequel.

Speaking with the NME, he says he’s hoping for a small screen adaptation of the “Trainspotting” universe:

“Basically, I’ve plans for them all. All in various kind of schedules or adaptations. It’s all ruling on cable TV, cable TV has some interesting developments. We’re working on all these different kind of things.

I think now anybody who’s in the book, whether the like it or not, they’re working on the way of being in the film. You keep that in mind. As soon as you’ve written it, you’re thinking about how it can move into different mediums.”

It’s fairly early and speculative talk with no indication if any of the original cast members from the two films will be involved. A series based on the property coming out in a few years though? It’s quite possible.

“T2: Trainspotting” opens in the UK on January 27th and in the U.S. on February 3rd.