‘The Inbetweeners’ writers on movie sequel: ‘We’re getting close’

But they want to make sure it's not a 'cheap cash-in'

The writers of The Inbetweeners have revealed that they are “getting close” to finishing the script for a second film.

Released last year, The Inbetweeners Movie followed the show’s posse of hapless teenagers on an ill-fated holiday to Crete. It became the highest-grossing comedy film in UK box office history with takings of £45 million.

Back in August, Damon Beesley revealed that he and the show’s co-creator Iain Morris are “developing an idea for a sequel”. Morris echoed his partner, but added: “We want to make sure we have a good enough story to tell.”

Now, in a new interview with Radio Times, Morris has confirmed that the pair have been beavering away – but without outside pressure. He explained: “Because the [first] film was genuinely independent, there’s no studio breathing down our neck. It’s down to us to write a script that we think is worth everyone’s time; Inbetweeners fans are more discerning and vocal than people give them credit for.”

Explaining how the sequel is shaping up, Morris added: “The last thing any of us wants is a cheap cash-in. At the moment the script is at version 0.5, so we’re getting close… but we’re not there yet.”

Meanwhile, the US remake of The Inbetweeners TV series began on MTV back in August and has just completed its first season of 12 episodes. Morris directed the season finale, which aired in the States last Sunday (November 5).