Well then. This one’s a little bit out of left field.
“I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now. The only problem is Hugh’s fee. He’s a huge star now – or so he’d like to think.”
Laurie, of course, found fame in the US as the cranky but brilliant doctor House.
“Expectations for a new series will be high because people not only remember the original; they remember who they were when it was on. It’s a big danger.”
The original series had each season set in a different time period – so in that regard the new series wouldn’t be difficult to coordinate creatively. Whether the rest of the cast – which included Robinson, Laurie, alongside Rowan Atkinson and Stephen Fry, as well as the late Rik Mayall who passed away in 2014 – remains to be seen.