Channel 4 confirm continuation of drama
Shane Meadows has been told that his drama This Is England ’90, a sequel to this year’s This Is England ’86 TV series, has been given the green light.
The new TV series will follow the adventures of principal characters Shaun, Woody, Lol and Milky four years after the previous show, reports the Metro.
This Is England ’86 caught up with the gang three years after they were seen in the film This Is England.
Channel 4‘s head of drama Camilla Campbell said: “This Is England will be returning to C4. It is a continuation of the same characters four years on, looking at rave culture and the World Cup. Shane is brimming with ideas and we are really excited.”
Meadows discussed the possibility of making This Is England ’90 in an interview with The Independent earlier this year. He said the 1990s were a “big turning point”.
“The next really big turning point in my life was 1990,” he said, “with The Haçienda, the rave, The Stone Roses, ecstasy, the whole shambolic thing.
“I’d seen a lot of friends get into heroin off the back of that, so in a kind of way, Shaun‘s journey, if there is to be a second series, will continue in 1990.”