Here’s the first look at the Red Dwarf cast back in action – Danny John-Jules as The Cat, Chris Barrie as Rimmer, Craig Charles as Lister and Robert Llewellyn as Kryten – ahead of the brand new Series XI, the first series in 4 years, which comes exclusively to UKTV’s Dave in September.
Dave revived the series in 2009 with Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, a three-part special which saw our hapless space explorers reunited for the first time since the BBC series ended a decade earlier.
Back to Earth was followed three years later by Red Dwarf X, a six-part series which reached peak audiences of more than 2m and was hailed by fans and critics alike.
Red Dwarf XI reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) along with a host of guest stars for a brand new series recorded in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios.
The series is written and directed by, Red Dwarf co-creator, Doug Naylor.
The show’s six episode run sees two of the Dwarfers dreams come true: Rimmer accidentally saves the life of a Space Corps Captain and is promoted to Officer, while Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall in love with a female Cat with a secret.
Meantime Lister wakes up to discover a deranged droid has stolen some of his body parts and Kryten has a mid-life crisis and considers leaving the Dwarfers for a younger crew. The posse also find themselves in an alternative America where modern technology is outlawed making both Kryten and Rimmer illegal. With big laughs and dazzling effects, Red Dwarf XI recaptures the show’s golden age.