Lights, models, guest list…it’s coming back darling.
Writer/actress Jennifer Saunders, best known as Edina on the cult British comedy Absolutely Fabulous, dropped a shocker while interviewing John Plowman, the TV producer who oversaw the series in its various incarnations. The interview took place at the esteemed Cheltenham Literature Festival, an international culture festival in the UK.
“I am thinking at the moment of writing a little something,” Jennifer quipped during their interview. “It has to be age-appropriate otherwise we’d have to be in wheelchairs basically.”
Absolutely Fabulous followed the misadventures of the hard drinking, drugging, misanthrope Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy (played by Joanna Lumley). The show began in 1992 and ran three seasons before concluding with a telefilm. The overwhelming popularity of the show prompted several revivals, including a full series revival in 2001 and a feature film in 2016.
Saunders had previously declared the series “dead” following the release of the 2016 film. With revivals in fashion, however, who wouldn’t expect Patsy & Eddie to show up for one more party?