The Inbetweeners star James Buckley has revealed he is set to appear in Red Dwarf.
The actor will feature in a new series entitled Zapped in the coming weeks which will be aired alongside the 11th series of the sci-fi comedy on the Dave channel. But he will also be making a cameo in Red Dwarf.
“I absolutely love Red Dwarf. Like, I read a few of the books when I was at school and I don’t read! So to be alongside that, it’s quite nice for me. I’m quite proud of that,” he said.
“And hopefully we can nick a bit of the Red Dwarf audience because I do feel they’re quite similar. That’s what drew me to the project to begin with as well – a normal guy, surrounded by idiots, trying to get home.”
He continued: “But that’s massive news about Red Dwarf as well, because we’ve got two series to look forward to – they filmed two series back to back. I’m actually in an episode.
“It was like Make A Wish. I felt like a little sick child. I was on set and to be in an episode… I can’t say too much but I don’t think you’ll recognise me. You’ll hear my voice but you won’t be able to recognise me.”
Red Dwarf returns on September 22 on Dave, while Buckley’s Zapped – in which he plays an online data marketing assistant who gets transported to another world – launches on October 13.
Buckley told Digital Spy: “It was an absolute dream. And the four guys were so lovely to me. It was just really nice meeting them.
“What I maybe should have done is just watched an episode being made! Because I was on set just looking, going, ‘Oh my God, that’s the Cat! There’s Kryten!'”
In this eleventh series the main characters, Dave Lister (Charles), Cat (Danny John-Jules), Arnold Rimmer (Chris Barrie) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) find themselves in a parallel universe, at the bottom of a moon ocean and battling mid-life crises as well as other worldly beings.