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Red Dwarf set for another TV comeback

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is set for another TV comeback, almost five years since the last outing.

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Launched by the BBC in 1988, Red Dwarf was created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. Originally a radio sketch, the show evolved into a series about Dave Lister, the last human alive, stranded three million years into deep space.

After originally airing on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, a reboot began on UKTV’s Dave in 2009. The show last aired a one-off special in 2020 while it’s last full series was in 2017.

Now show star Robert Llewellyn has confirmed another comeback.

Robert Llewellyn in Red Dwarf

He said: “We knew we were going to do more Red Dwarf and we’re actually now doing it in the middle of October to the middle of November this year. A 90-minute special, three half-hours.

“So yes, we are making more. I can’t believe I’ve agreed to do it, I’m insane. I’m much too old.”

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Llewellyn previously teased fans news about the show’s future was on the way.

Asked if there would be more from the cast, he shared: “I am not at liberty to say… which is such a giveaway!

“I didn’t think we were meant to tell anyone and I don’t think we are, but Craig [Charles] was telling everyone yesterday… but it’s not impossible.

“It’s not confirmed. But it’s not impossible that we will be making a further Red Dwarf experience.”

So there’s hope yet for fans wanting more of Red Dwarf – watch this space for the latest on what’s planned!

Robert stars in the show as Kryten alongside Craig Charles’ Lister and Chris Barrie’s Rimmer

They were joined by Danny John-Jules as the Cat and a huge array of guest stars. To date, more than 70 episodes have been made.

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Red Dwarf overcame its initial budget constraints and special effects limitations, captivating audiences with its sharp wit and sci-fi parodies to become a cult classic.

You can watch all episodes and specials of the show via UKTV Player.

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