Inbetweeners' return is confirmed

Two specials in the pipeline

The Inbetweeners is to return for two more specials, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The new shows, to be filmed after the forthcoming movie, will trace what happens to he lead characters once they’ve left sixth form.

It had previously been feared that writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris would be forced draw E4’s most popular show to a close after the third series once their creations went to university.

However, the two new episodes were announced as the broadcaster announced the fruits of its £5million extra investment in comedy last night.

Among the new shows is a Comedy Showcase pilot from Inbetweeners stars Simon Bird and Joe Thomas, alongside Jonny Sweet, provisionally called Chickens.

The show is about three young men who avoid combat in the First World War – one as a conscientious objector, one on health grounds and one who\'s a \'philandering scaredicat\' – who are then shunned by their local community.

Bird said: ‘We\'re really excited to be working with Channel 4 on our first sitcom. It\'s a dream come true for us and we can\'t wait to get started.’

Published: 29 Oct 2010

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