Give me an R, give me an E, give me a D, give me a Red Dwarf… Special? News Posted by Ian Symes on 10th October 2019, 12:49 There has been an increased amount of rumblings about the possibility of new Red Dwarf recently, and as usual we’ve been kind of ignoring it until something more concrete came along. Most notably, Robert tweeted in a reply to someone the other week that “we start making Red Dwarf XIII in November”, which seemed a little too tight a turnaround to be true. But once again following the usual pattern of these things, a cast member has now posted something that reveals perhaps a little more than they intended, and we can’t ignore it any more. The cast member on this occasion is Danny, who has shared a snap of the other three at what appears to be a readthrough of something… …and that sheet of paper on the table is very intriguing indeed if you blow it up and rotate it 90 degrees counter-clockwise… Is it us, or does that pretty clearly say “RED DWARF – SPECIAL”? Looks to me like it also says either “no 1” or “no 2” in brackets afterwards too. So, not a new series, but at least one special? Yes please, that’ll very much do for now. Danny’s tweet also denies that it’s a new advert, and indeed the script Robert’s holding is far too big for it to be that. No idea how this ties in with Robert stating unequivocally that Series XIII is entering production, but it does seem more feasible that “specials” of whatever description would require less studio time than a full series of six episodes, which makes it more likely that it’ll be up and running by November. Still seems pretty tight to get an audience sorted, but it’s also possible that either a) location filming will be in November with studio dates later in the year, or b) special(s) could possibly be sans audience. After all, they could be anything from standard half-hours (but fewer of them than a regular series), an hour-long special or two, or a full-length TV movie. It could even be the case that this could be turned around in time for Christmas, but the smart money would be on nothing being broadcast until 2020. Also, who’s Greg, and why is Chris drinking his coffee? We most definitely need more information before jumping to any conclusions, so fingers crossed something official will be announced soon. But we’ve reached that time again. Things are happening. Red Dwarf is coming back. Again. Strap the fuck in.