Monday 21 August 2017

Mark Gatiss confirms League of Gentleman is returning to TV

The League of Gentlemen
The League of Gentlemen
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Mark Gatiss has confirmed The League of Gentlemen is returning to TV, much to the delight of fans.

The show's writer and star dropped the news on Twitter, revealing it will return for an "anniversary special".

While the show debuted on radio 20 years ago, the 20th TV anniversary will be 2019 so fans may have to wait another two years.

Gatiss did not reveal any other details about the special.

The offbeat comedy series aired on the BBC from 1999 to 2002 and fans have been calling for a return ever since.

It was set in a fictional town in the north of England and featured bizarre townspeople played by the show's writers - Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, who also tweeted about the show's return.

Each of the writers have had success with other shows.  Pemberton and Shearsmith created Psychoville and Inside No9 while Dyson has worked on several comedies.

Gatiss is best known in recent years for co-creating Sherlock and starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as Mycroft.

 

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