Ever since the classic comedy Red Dwarf aired it’s last show in 1998 on a cliffhanger ending there has been talk of more shows to come. However, a decade later the Red Dwarf audience have been denied of any new shows, but this is about to change.
There was talk of a new Red Dwarf movie and a script was written but Doug Naylor, a Red Dwarf writer, was unable to secure funding for the movie.
Back in August 2008 we heard news of a brand new 1 hour special in the works complete with the original Red Dwarf cast. You can see Robert Llewellyn discussing the new special in the radio interview below:
Four New Red Dwarf Specials Announced
It will of course contain the original cast and is planned to air sometime in 2009. The current episode list (subject to change) is as follows:
- Episode One – The Making Of The Specials
A highly entertaining look at what goes on behind the scenes on a Red Dwarf production.
- Episode Two – Red Dwarf Special: Part One
The cast get back into character, and costume, a decade on…
- Episode Three – Red Dwarf Special: Part Two
The adventure continues…
- Episode Four – A Clip Show With a Serious Difference
The cast do it their way. Red Dwarf as you have never, ever seen it before!
Currently no announcements have been made about launching the Red Dwarf TV series to be watched online. However, this is something ‘Dave’ TV should definitely be considering with the growing popularity of online viewing.
While we wait for the new show to air check out this classic Red Dwarf scene:
The Arnold Rimmer Experience
Also see the Red Dwarf scene; the missing page form the bible here