Back in the Red

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by

So it’s official, Red Dwarf is definitely coming back.

It was confirmed this afternoon at UKTV’s press launch for new channels Watch, Alibi, GOLD and the autumn season of shows on Dave (where RD will screen).

Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) told assembled journalists: “It’s very new news to me. I really only fully heard the details yesterday. We’re doing four new shows – two of them are going to be proper new episodes of Red Dwarf. [The third programme] is so exciting I’ve been asked not to say anything because other people will steal the idea. And it is a great idea, quite challenging for us as performers. The [final programme] is a kind of behind-the-scenes… the truth… there’s been so many rumours and gossip about Red Dwarf, so all those things.”

He also let slip Doug Naylor will be writing. Expect blast off some time next year.


7 Responses to “Back in the Red”

  1. Stuart Ian Burns on September 17th, 2008 9:38 pm

    Thank goodness for that, though I’d love for Rob Grant to return too. Wonder if he’s been asked.

  2. Adrian Partington on September 18th, 2008 1:45 pm

    Very interesting, will it have the original cast, I wonder?

    It’s a shame there was never a RD film, it was certainly more worthy of one than many other TV series..

  3. Chris Orton on September 18th, 2008 1:59 pm

    Very interesting news…

    Strange isn’t it? Telly seems to be changing quite a lot lately – once upon a time, something like a Red Dwarf revival would never have been premiered on a satellite channel.

  4. Richie J Haworth on September 18th, 2008 2:15 pm

    Intrigued to find out what the 3rd episode is all about. I wonder if it is something akin to the Tribbles thing they did on Star Trek?

  5. Graham Kibble-White on September 18th, 2008 3:18 pm

    Adrian – yeah, I should have said. The original cast have been confirmed. No news on peripheral characters though. Although, hopefully there won’t be any.

  6. Zokko on September 18th, 2008 6:00 pm

    No Kochanski please!

  7. Andy Elms on September 19th, 2008 9:40 am

    By original cast I hope you mean Claire Grogan