A sequel to The Inbetweeners Movie is in the works, the show’s creators have confirmed.
Released last year (2011), The Inbetweeners Movie followed the show’s posse of hapless teenagers – played by James Buckley, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas – as they take an ill-fated holiday to Crete. 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).
The film was scripted by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the creators and writers of the original E4 sitcom, which ran for 18 episodes from 2008 to 2010. Beesley has now confirmed that he and Morris are working on a second film, telling The Sun: “I don’t want to give too much away at this stage but yes, we have been developing an idea for a sequel. We miss working with Simon, Joe, James and even Blake too much not to give it a go.”
However, Beesley also insisted that he is anxious “to make sure that we can do justice to a follow-up”. When asked about the sequel on Twitter, Iain Morris echoed his partner’s comments, pointing out that plans are still at an early stage. He told a fan:
@TheHamP3 yes, but it's far from signed and like Damon said we want to make sure we have a good enough story to tell
— iain morris (@iainkevanmorris) August 21, 2012
The US remake of The Inbetweeners TV series premiered on MTV last night (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.