Dave Channel Releases Some “First Look” Images From ‘Red Dwarf’ 2020 Feature-Length Special

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23 Jan 20

Dave Channel Releases Some “First Look” Images From ‘Red Dwarf’ 2020 Feature-Length Special

As we announced back in October, this year will see the crew of the crimson short-one return for a Red Dwarf feature-length special. Now the Dave channel has released a couple of “first look” photos of what to expect.

The 120min-long “movie” will see Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn 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.

The first pic is a group shot showing Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten staring open-mouthed at… something… As to what that something is, is anyone’s guess. Could be a Polymorph. Could be a killer robot. Could be a sentient talking toaster who is obsessed with feeding you toasted bread products. Who knows… This is Red Dwarf after all!

The second photo does give a little bit more away. This depicts Ray Fearon (‘Silent Witness’, ‘His Dark Materials’) as a character called Rodon, who is apparently leader of the feral cats… So it would seem this new episode will delve a little more into the evolution of the Cat species. We have seen bits and pieces of Cat culture over the show’s run, depicting things such as the Cat religion and the holy wars over the colour of their headwear, but I think this is the first time we’ve seen feral cats. It’s going to be very interesting to see how this new Cat off-shoot fits in!

In addition to the new feature-length episode, Dave has also commissioned a 3x60min retrospectives, which will offer fans the definitive story of the show from day one… over thirty years ago (do you feel old yet?)… right up to the present day. These are produced by North One and will include rare and un-broadcast material, as well as new interviews with cast and crew. The retrospectives are produced by Richard Ward and series produced by Chris Hill. Executive producer for North One is John Quinn.

‘Red Dwarf’ first aired way back in February 1988 on BBC Two where it ran for 8 Seasons until 1999. It then took a bit of a break before being revived by Dave with ‘Red Dwarf: Back To Earth’ on Good Friday in 2009, which landed two million overnight viewers, and was followed by 3 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.

The ‘Red Dwarf‘ feature-length special will premiere on Dave in 2020.