Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright rule out new episodes of ‘Spaced’

Cult sitcom originally ran on Channel 4 between 1999 and 2001

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have scotched hopes that they might one day revive their classic sitcom Spaced.

Created by Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, who also starred, and directed by Wright, Spaced ran for two series on Channel 4 between 1999 and 2001. Packed with sci-fi and other pop culture references, the short-lived show has gone on to become a massive cult favourite.

Pegg and Wright have since worked together on the so-called “Cornetto trilogy” of movies: 2004’s Shaun Of The Dead, 2007’s Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, which opened in cinemas on Friday (July 19). During a panel for The World’s End at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, the duo were asked if they will ever revisit Spaced.

“I don’t think we will,” Wright replied. “One of the things about Spaced is about the joys of being young. I want to leave them 26 forever.”

Pegg added: “I worry we’d retroactively spoil what we did. We wanted to do a third series back in the day but it didn’t work out. It was no-one’s fault, just timing. I don’t think it’s going to happen again.”

Starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Rosamund Pike, The World’s End follows a group of childhood friends who reunite 20 years later to repeat an epic pub crawl from their youth. However, as their drinking marathon progresses, events take an apocalyptic twist and the group unwittingly becomes humankind’s only hope for survival. You can watch the trailer below.