Rik and Ade to revive their sitcom characters
Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall are to revive their Bottom double-act for a new BBC Two sitcom.
The couple are working a series based on the 1997 live show Hooligan’s Island – in which their ever-bickering alter egos became trapped on a desert island.
It will be the first time the pair have properly written together for nearly a decade.
Edmondson announced the news on Twitter, posting a picture of Mayall and tweeting: ‘Writing with this complete bastard today.’
He added: ‘We are trying to write a series of Hooligan’s Island – basically Richie and Eddie marooned on a desert island.’
The BBC have now confirmed it will be a six-part series for BBC Two next year.
Bottom originally aired on BBC Two between 1991 and 1995.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012