Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, creators of hit British sitcom The Inbetweeners, have confirmed that a sequel to the 2011 film adaptation is in development.
Speaking to TV Biz, the creators confirmed the news fans of the show have been desperate to here;
“I don’t want to give too much away at this stage but yes, we have been developing an idea for a sequel.
“We miss working with Simon, Joe, James and even Blake too much not to give it a go.”
Released in UK cinemas last August, The Inbetweeners Movie was a record-breaking success for British comedy, grossing over £13 million in its opening weekend. Following the exploits of Will, Simon, Jay and Neil – played by Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison respectively – the film saw the boys travel to Malia on their first “lad’s holiday” after finishing sixth form, the setting of the television series which spanned three seasons. Since it’s initial release it has grossed a staggering £45 million at the box office, despite a production cost of just £3.5 million.
According to The Sun newspaper, one proposed idea for the sequel would be a reunion of the four chums at Neil’s stag-do. All four actors would reportedly pocket £2.5 million each from the sequel, a massive pay hike from the £100,000 they made from the first film.
Suggestions of a second film became apparent after co-creator Damon Beesley told The Sun newspaper that he and Morris had been “developing an idea for a sequel.”
Iain Morris reiterated his writing partners comments on Twitter, responding to fan by saying “it’s far from signed and like Damon said we want to make sure we have a good enough story to tell.”
This comment was ushered after Beesley stated he is keen to “make sure we can do justice to a follow-up.”
The sitcom has recently received a make-over for US television. The Americanised version is currently being shown on MTV, and is also reported to have a follow-up film in the works.