Slow progress on Inbetweeners sequel

...but see what the Americans have done!

Inbetweeners creator Iain Morris says a sequel to the hit movie is in the pipeline – but fans shouldn’t hold their breath.

He says he is working on a script with co-creator Damon Beesley, but progress is slow as they try to get it right.

The big-screen spin-off from the Channel 4 comedy broke box office records last year, taking £45million at UK cinemas alone – more than 12 times what it cost to make.

But Morris said he wouldn’t be rushed into cashing in with a follow-up.

He told the Radio Times: ‘Because the film was genuinely independent, there's no studio breathing down our neck.

‘It's down to us to write a script that we think is worth everyone's time; Inbetweeners fans are more discerning and vocal than people give them credit for. The last thing any of us wants is a cheap cash-in.

‘At the moment, that script is at version 0.5, so we're getting close ... but we're not there yet.’

Earlier this month, star Simon Bird said there were ‘no concrete plans’ for a movie – and said it would be down to the writers to come up with a strong enough idea.

He said: ‘If they come to us and say that they have a good idea for another one, then obviously we'd be happy to talk about it. They haven't done that yet.’

Meanwhile, the US remake for MTV is now nearing the end of its first season, with one more episode to air.

Last week’s episode, Learning Gives You Wings, was slammed by some fans for being one big product placement. Judge for yourself:

Published: 30 Oct 2012

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