‘Red Dwarf’ new series premiere date confirmed

The sci-fi sitcom will return for a new series of six episodes on Dave later this year (2012)

The new series of Red Dwarf is to begin on October 4 (2012) on Dave.

The premiere date for the six-part series was revealed yesterday (August 29) on Dave’s Red Dwarf website after fans were challenged to post a certain number of Twitter messages featuring Red Dwarf hashtags. Last month (July), a trailer for the new series appeared online – scroll down to watch it.

The classic sci-fi sitcom began on BBC Two in 1988 and ran for eight series until 1999. It returned in 2009 for a three-part miniseries on Dave, which will also air the new series. Classic cast members Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn and Danny John-Jules are all set to reprise their roles.

Commenting on the new series at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last week (August 24), Llewellyn said: “I could try and be all self-deprecating and depressed because I don’t want to raise your hopes too much, but I just can’t do that. Red Dwarf X is way better than I ever dared hope.”

The tenth series will consist of six episodes titled ‘Trojans’, ‘Fathers And Suns’, ‘Lemons’, ‘Entangled’, ‘Dear Dave’ and ‘The Beginning’. Each episode has been written and directed by Doug Naylor, who created Red Dwarf with Rob Grant. Grant left the show after the sixth series following “creative differences” with Naylor.