It’s official- Red Dwarf is coming back for TWO MORE SERIES, baby! Count ’em- TWO. 2. II.
They will be broadcast in 2016 and 2017, respectively, on the Dave Network in the UK. (This should be enough incentive for WNET to pick up Red Dwarf X here on Long Island/New York. I’m not upset, however – thank you, iTunes.)
There’s little word on what could be in the plot, although based on what I’ve read on Ganymede.TV, this is what I know:
- Doug has already written most of the new scripts and will return as director. While his work on VII and VIII would make some fans weary, his work on BtE and X probably assuaged the worst fears.
- Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell will produce. Naylor was a co-producer for Red Dwarf X, which, again, turned out to be not awful, so this is a good sign.
- Chris, Craig, Danny, and Robert will all return. To accommodate this change to the schedule, Craig Charles has resigned from Coronation Street, the soap opera he’s been acting in (as taxi driver Lloyd) since 2005.
- Based on some tweets found in the comments section – verification to be confirmed, however – one episode will have everybody become Kryten… hey, one episode tried to do a plot involving dinosaurs, and it almost killed the franchise stone dead. I doubt this could be as low.
That’s pretty much all. Obviously, I’m excited, and I can’t wait for 2016.
Oh, if you live in the UK, and if you are of legal age to do so, VOTE!