‘The Inbetweeners’ creators to make four new comedy movies for Film4

However, a third 'Inbetweeners' movie is unlikely to be one of them

The creators of The Inbetweeners, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, have signed a deal to make four new comedy movies for Film4.

Morris and Beesley’s production company FP Films has entered a two-year development, production and distribution deal with Film4 following the success of the two Inbetweeners movies, which were co-financed by Film4 and distributed by Entertainment Film Distributors.

Film4’s director David Kosse announced the deal at an event in London earlier this week, saying: “Film4 had phenomenal success working with both these great companies to create one of the most successful UK comedy franchises of all time.

“To pull off that level of success not once but twice is testament to the extraordinary creative genius and professional rigour of all involved in both the production and distribution of these films.”

Created and written by Morris and Beesley, The Inbetweeners originally ran for three series on E4 between 2008 and 2010, and was voted Best TV Show at the NME Awards in 2010. Its big-screen spin-offs, 2011’s The Inbetweeners Movie and 2014’s The Inbetweeners 2, broke box UK box office records.

Since then, the show’s main cast members have consistently ruled out making a third movie, with Blake Harrison, who played dimwitted Neil, saying last year: “Just as much as that is my decision to not really want to venture back into that again, the writers have also said to us that they’ve run out of ideas. So it’s going to be very hard even if I wanted to do it again!”