New IT Crowd special 'next year'

...says Graham Linehan

The IT Crowd is set to return for a one-off special sometime next year.

Creator Graham Linehan, who has previously said there will not be another series of the Channel 4 comedy, nevertheless plans to reunite the cast for a special episode.

He confirmed the news to his 250,000 Twitter followers over the weekend, tweeting in response to an IT Crowd fan: ‘Hoping to do a special middle of next year.’

The show ran for four series from 2006 to 2010, but last year said there would be no fifth series, adding: ‘I just wasn't looking forward to it the way I used to. I felt that the last series was a nice strong point to go out on, and anything further might just be running on the spot.’

However, he hinted even then that there would be a special with ‘a big, juicy story with great storylines for all the characters’.

  • Linehan also revealed over the weekend that Rory Kinnear, last seen in the Bond movie Skyfall, was to co-star in the Count Arthur Strong TV show, which is due to air on BBC Two from April. Location shooting finished over the weekend, and Linehan added that the scenes were ‘some of the funniest stuff I've ever been involved with’.

Published: 17 Dec 2012

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