A sequel to Film 4’s box office hit The Inbetweeners is heading into production, ready to hit cinemas next August.
The 2011 big screen follow-up to Channel 4’s sitcom took more than £57m at the box office, making it one of the UK’s most successful comedies of all time.
Posting on Facebook, the producers had good news for fans hoping for more adventures for Jay, Will, Simon and Neil, played by Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison:
“Dearest Facebook fwends – Beebedy beep beep – time for an Inbetweeners sequel update.
“As promised, you are now the first to know ‘officially’ that there’s a new Inbetweeners movie coming your way next Summer. We can’t tell you anything else right at this minute other than that Jay, Will, Simon and Neil are back and it’s DEFINITELY happening.
“As soon as there’s more info, we’ll post it here like a sort of online golden easel outside Buckingham Palace. We’re all very excited about working together and the film should hit cinemas early August 2014.
“Thanks for the continued support, we honestly wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t feel the amazing support from you guys. We couldn’t just leave it with the last words of The Inbetweeners being ‘Oooh, I think I’ve shit myself’!
Channel 4 says the film will be produced by Bwark Productions who will co-finance it with Channel 4/Film4.
In a statement, creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley said: “We couldn’t be more excited to be making another Inbetweeners movie with Simon, Joe, James and Blake. Frankly it’s pathetic how much we’ve all missed each other. A new chapter in the lives of the Inbetweeners feels like the very least we can do to thank the fans for their phenomenal response to the first movie.”