It looks like we could be in for League of Gentlemen reunion!
The BBC comedy series which was set in the dark and macabre world of the town of Royston Vasey was created by Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson and was at once exceptionally funny and also the stuff of nightmares with characters like Tubbs and Edward, Hilary Briss and Papa Lazarou.
And now, for the show’s 20th anniversary in 2019, the gang are meeting up to discuss plans to bring the show back for a one-off special.
Pemberton said: “This year we will get together and see what flies… We always talk about it.  is 20 years since it was on the telly. But 2017 is actually when we did the radio series.
“We kept trying to make it up, all four of us together. Jeremy’s been doing his Ghost Stories film, [Reece Shearsmith and I] have both been in theatre, Mark’s been in theatre, and we just genuinely have had no chance to get together. But we have made a decision to make that happen.
“It will be a very difficult thing to do, to go back and try and imagine what Royston Vasey will be like now, or whether it’s changed at all.”
Shearsmith added: “We’d love to do it if we could all fit the time in and do it. In 2019 it will be 20 years. So maybe we should mark it with something.”
Gatiss, who is involved in Doctor Who and Sherlock, is a busy man, but he did say recently that they are in talks to bring the series back: “We’ve talked seriously about doing something, we’re not quite sure what it is yet but we’d love to do something…
“I think increasingly, talking about prescience, we have become a local country for local people and I wonder if there is something Brexity in us that we can do.”
And, most excitingly, if they do decide to do it, the BBC are apparently on for it with a ‘senior source’ saying: “The door is open to a League of Gentlemen special and it’s up to them.”
We here at FTN have been fans of The League since the beginning (And yes, I even own the radio series) so this would be awesome news, indeed!