New series of ‘Blackadder’ is ‘on the cards’, says Tony Robinson

However, Robinson admits that Hugh Laurie's fee could be a 'problem'

A new series of Blackadder could be on its way, according to Baldrick actor Tony Robinson.

Richard Curtis and Ben Elton’s classic historical sitcom originally ran for four series between 1983 and 1989, though the cast reunited in 1999 for a one-off special called Blackadder: Back And Forth that was first shown at the Millennium Dome.

“I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the cards,” Robinson revealed during a new interview with The Sun. “I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now.”

However, Robinson also revealed that it could be difficult to tempt back original star Hugh Laurie following his huge success on US TV with House. “The only problem is Hugh’s fee. He’s a huge star now – or so he’d like to think,” Robinson added.

Robinson went on to admit that it would be risky for him, Laurie and Rowan Atkinson to revisit their much-loved roles, saying: “Expectations for a new series will be high because people not only remember the original; they remember who they were when it was on. It’s a big danger.”

During a 2008 interview, Richard Curtis revealed that back in the day, he and Ben Elton had agreed to set a possible fifth series of Blackadder in the swinging ’60s. “[Blackadder] was going to kill Kennedy and it would have been a mistake. We’d decided on the ’60s because it was such a rich period. It was a time of dodgy entrepreneurs with their fingers in loads of pies,” Curtis said at the time.