Movie spin-off from hit sitcom will complete the characters' journey
The cast and crew of The Inbetweeners have opened up about the forthcoming feature film and saying goodbye to the gang.
Speaking to the Telegraph, the show’s creators have revealed that the film will have something of a poignant end, with the feature marking a “full stop” in a period of the four friends’ lives.
While the show was blessed with a circular structure, the movie by contrast has the task of wrapping things up. Expanding upon the differences between the film and the show, the film’s director, Ben Palmer, said:
There’s more of a sentimental, coming-of-age feel that the series never had. We never allowed sentimentally in the show apart from the last little spot in the final episode. However much they take the piss out of each other, the boys are a very tight-knit group and we’ve had fun exploring that more in the film.
The Inbetweeners movie sees Will, Simon, Jay and Neil heading to Malia, Crete, for a lads’ holiday where the group aim to get “knee deep in clunge”.
The four main actors, Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas, all return for the film which, depending on the success of the big screen venture, may well be the last outing for the group.
Simon Bird says it’s the remembrance that helps the characters thrive, stating, “There’s a nostalgic element to The Inbetweeners. Even though it’s disgusting and puerile, it is quite gentle at heart with the relationship between the boys.”
Last week, it was announced that Mike Skinner has written 10 songs for the film‘s soundtrack.
The Inbetweeners is due for release in the UK on August 17. You can watch the trailer below.