This week’s TOS update features an interview with the channel head of Dave, Steve North. As you might expect, the majority of it is Steve mutually backslapping about Red Dwarf – both as a property in general (he clearly knows his stuff, talking about series VIII viewing figures and the like) and the success it’s had on Dave. But you’re still going to want to read it. Trust me.
Oh, alright, we’ll C&P the relevant bit, although you should still go and read the whole thing :
Is it true to say Dave want a new series and meetings have taken place?
Is it also true to say a new series has actually been commissioned but for various complex budget reasons you aren’t able to officially announce it yet?
Steve laughs, “I couldn’t possibly comment.”
ADDITIONAL: This little nugget has just appeared on Chortle’s Weekly Trivia File:
Did he let the Cat out of the bag? Fans of Red Dwarf will delighted to learn that Stuart Snaith, head of DVD firm 2 Entertain, announced this week that the show had been ‘recommissioned as a series next year’. But when Chortle followed up his comments at the Broadcast TV Comedy Forum, he backtracked. ‘Apologies,’ he said later. ‘There is no confirmed new series of Red Dwarf, just some talk of the possibility.’
Here we go again…