The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird has insisted that talk of a film sequel is premature.
Released last year (2011), The Inbetweeners Movie followed the show’s posse of hapless teenagers – played by Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas – as they take an ill-fated holiday. It became the highest-grossing comedy film in UK box office history after earning more than £45 million in cinemas and will be released in the US next month (September).
Earlier this week (August 21), Damon Beesley told The Sun that he and the show’s co-creator Iain Morris were “developing an idea for a sequel”. Morris later echoed his partner on Twitter, but told a fan that “we want to make sure we have a good enough story to tell”.
Speaking at the Edinburgh International TV Festival yesterday (August 23), Bird also warned fans not to get too excited about the sequel. He said: “There was a story in the press… but I think that was not quite true, don’t believe everything you read. Iain and Damon are thinking about doing one and are trying to think of ideas, and that’s about as far as it’s got. There’s no concrete plans, I don’t think.”
Meanwhile, the US remake of The Inbetweeners TV series premiered on MTV earlier this week (August 20). When the trailer for the remake appeared on YouTube last month (July), fans of the original reacted angrily, claiming that the show’s distinctive humour had been lost in translation.