'Chickens' will be set during the first world war
Two of the stars of The Inbetweeners have signed up for a new sitcom set during World War One.
Joe Thomas and Simon Bird will write and star in the new series, named Chickens, which has just been picked up for a series by Sky1. Due to air in 2013, it has been co-written with Jonny Sweet.
Announcing the new show, Sky’s head of comedy Lucy Lumsden said: “We have fallen in love with those naughty chickens. We are delighted to give such a talented bunch a home.” Thomas said of the show: “We feel like it is a rich setting and the advantage of writing about the past, we know there is stuff we can draw on.”
Meanwhile, the cast of The Inbetweeners Movie have hinted that there may be a sequel after all in the wake of its success. James Buckley, who plays Jay told the BBC: “If there’s a good idea then I can’t see why there won’t be a follow-up in some sort of way.”
Watch the trailer for The Inbetweeners Movie below.