UKTV confirms that Sci-Fi series Red Dwarf will return to Dave next year for its first-ever feature special.
Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn are back as Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten, in an all-new story written and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor and produced by Baby Cow Productions.
Craig Charles said: “I’m really excited to get back on board with the boys from the Dwarf. I can’t wait to discuss Robert’s prostate problems, Chris Barrie’s hip replacement and have a proper look at Danny’s new dentures whilst they marvel at the agelessness of the Charles physique. I will surely require the services of a chiropractor after dragging these doddering misfits through what promises to be our most epic adventure yet.”
The special is produced by Richard Naylor. Christine Langan is executive producer for Baby Cow. The special will be filmed on location and at Pinewood in front of a live studio audience.
To celebrate the return of the small rouge one, Dave has also commissioned a series of retrospectives (3×60′), which will offer fans the definitive story of the show from day one – over thirty years ago – right up to the present day. The Red Dwarf retrospectives are produced by North One and will include rare and un-broadcast material, as well as new interviews with cast and crew.
Since Dave debuted Red Dwarf: Back To Earth to over two million overnight viewers on Good Friday in 2009, there have been three further full series. The most recent, series XII, appeared on screens in 2017 and garnered some of the finest critical notices the show has ever received.
Red Dwarf airs on Dave in 2020. Audience tickets are available HERE.