‘Inbetweeners’ star Simon Bird: ‘We’re fine if another movie doesn’t happen’

The actor who plays geeky Will McKenzie says there are no firm plans for another 'Inbetweeners' film

Star Simon Bird has confirmed that there are no firm plans for another Inbetweeners movie.

Released last year, The Inbetweeners Movie followed the gang from the E4 sitcom on an ill-fated holiday to Crete. It became the highest-grossing comedy film in UK box office history with takings of £45 million.

This August (2012), Damon Beesley told The Sun that he and co-creator Iain Morris were “developing an idea for a sequel”. However, Bird has since said there “no concrete plans” and insisted that this depends on a “strong enough idea”.

In a new interview with Digital Spy, Bird revealed that his castmates have yet to be approached. He explained: “I think we all feel like the first film was a good conclusion to The Inbetweeners – but at the same time, we get on very well and we trust Iain and Damon. So if they come to us and say that they have a good idea for another one, then obviously we’d be happy to talk about it. They haven’t done that yet, despite the papers saying that a sequel is confirmed.”

He also said his castmates feel no pressure to revive their characters, adding: “None of us rule it out at this stage, but we’re also fine if it doesn’t happen.” Bird’s new sitcom, Friday Night Dinner, returns for a second series on Channel 4 this Sunday (October 7).

Meanwhile, the US remake of The Inbetweeners TV series began on MTV in August and is now onto its seventh episode. So far, reactions from American critics and fans of the original British show have been mixed.