Blackadder returning

The Herald reporting:

Beloved British comedian Rowan Atkinson has reportedly told friends he is planning a reboot of the cult black comedy and is “extremely excited”.
The Mr Bean superstar is set to team up with his original co-stars again to bring the 80s series back to life, including Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, The Sun reports.
It had been previously reported the cast would perhaps consider a one-off show, but now it’s believed a full fifth series is being considered.
The original series ran for four seasons between 1983 and 1989, with each season taking place in a different period of history.

The new season – according to a source of the Sun’s – will be set in the “modern day”, in which Edmund Blackadder (Atkinson) would be a university lecturer.

That could work so very well. I’m very excited. I love all four seasons. I think the second is narrowly my favourite.

Some of my favourite quotes:

  • “Wicked Child! Chairs are the work of Belezabub! At our house Nathaneal sits on a spike. And I sit on Nathaneal. Two spikes would be an extravagance…”
  • Well, you’ve come to the right place, Bob. A war hasn’t been fought thisbadly since Olaf the Hairy, High Chief of all the Vikings, accidentally ordered 80,000 battle helmets with the horns on the inside.
  • “Such activities are totally beyond my mother. My father only got anywhere with her because he told her it was a cure for diarrhoea.”
  • “Baldrick, you wouldn’t recognise a subtle plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on a harpsicord singing ‘subtle plans are here again’.”

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