Matt Lucas & David Walliams In Talks With Netflix About Reviving ‘Little Britain’
Comedians Matt Lucas & David Walliams have apparently held talks with Netflix about the possibility of reviving their sketch comedy series ‘Little Britain’ on the streaming service it has been revealed.
“We had a conversation with them a while ago and so the seed was planted in our head,” said Lucas in a Radio 2 interview. “We’d love to bring it back in some way and at some point. We’re both quite busy boys, but we’re speaking often and one idea was to maybe do a stage show of it again. It will come back in some form, we’re just still figuring out what that will be.”
‘Little Britain’ originally started as a Radio 4 comedy back in 2000, which saw Lucas & Walliams play a huge range of weird and wonderful characters, bridged by the legendary Tom Baker providing the voice of the narrator. However, it was when the show moved to tv in 2003 that it really took off, making the comedic duo household names and providing us with a host of catchphrases. Memorable characters included Lou & Andy – A “disabled” man and his carer, Vicky Pollard – a chavvy anti-social teen with the “yeah but, no but…” catchphrase, and Daffyd Thomas – self-proclaimed “only gay in the village”, despite all the evidence saying otherwise.
The regular series ended in 2005 after 3 series, but was followed by various specials and a live tour which ran from 2005 to 2007. Most recently, the duo revived the radio version of the show for a one-off ‘Little Brexit’ special late last year.
As Lucas comment, both he and Walliams are quite busy (I mean, obviously not right at this moment, but have jobs lined up when things get back to some sort of normality!) Lucas has recently been announced as the new host of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, whilst Walliams has become an award-winning children’s author, along with being a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, and starring in various one-off tv shows and overseeing tv adaptations of his books.
As of right now, Lucas & Walliams are only in discussions about a ‘Little Britain’ revival, but we’ll let you know if the series moves forward.
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