Well, we feel slightly foolish now. We’ve been sat here waiting patiently for some Red Dwarf XI news to burst forth, and it seems all we had to do was ask the show’s producer nicely on Twitter. Yes, a chap called Chris Horner (possibly sat in a corner) has done just that to Naylor Minor, and extracted two salient pieces of information. Their exchange follows.

When does new Red Dwarf go into production? Is it likely to be on screen this year?

No. 2015.

Ok cheers for info, cant wait for new series. Is there any way of getting tickets for being in audience?

Not atm, you’ll be able to later this year. Check reddwarf.co.uk  but get in fast, they went in 12 mins last time.

Okay, so it’s not the most solid of details, but it’s a nice confirmation – following last week’s revelation that both Doug and Richard were working on another show – that Red Dwarf XI is still a going concern, and the commissioning and production thereof is still a matter of “when” rather than “if”. If they’re planning on releasing audience tickets “this year”, might we see a similar schedule to Series X – filming late this year/early next, broadcast next autumn? We just don’t know.

In other Twitter-related-news-not-quite-substantial-enough-to-justify-a-post-of-its-own, it seems that Doug hasn’t been slacking on the script front.

Hoping to finish 3rd new Red Dwarf script soon!

Well, to be fair, he might just be *hoping* to finish it. We’ve no proof that he’s actually started it. I jest, of course. The interesting thing is: last time round, he didn’t write scripts until the series had been commissioned and budget had been signed off. Either he’s had a change of heart for this series, or the deals have in fact been done already, it’s just that we don’t know about them yet.

G&T: overanalysing even the tiniest proclamations from Doug Naylor since 2002.

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