Wednesday 19 December 2018

Noel Clarke: We may make TV spin-off of Hood films

Noel Clarke said a TV spin-off would not be based on his character.

Noel Clarke is starring on Sky One series Bulletproof (PA)
Noel Clarke is starring on Sky One series Bulletproof (PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Noel Clarke has said he may make a television series based on his award-winning Hood film series.

The actor and director said he would not make a sequel to his films Kidulthood (2006), Adulthood (2008) and Brotherhood (2006) but that a TV spin-off was a possibility.

Asked if there would be another movie, Clarke told the Press Association: “No no no no, there’s a reason the last line of the film says ‘It’s done’ and he walks off into the sunset with his kids, and that’s because it’s the end.

“And the hashtag was ‘the end’.

“That story is done.”

The star, who played the character Sam Peel in the trilogy, continued: “We might try and do a TV show, but it won’t be my character.

“It will be like a spin-off with a couple of characters from the films and stuff like that.

“But it’s not really going to be Sam’s story, per se.”

Clarke said getting the first instalment made was a long process but “once it came out, it just popped”.

“I guess the second one would be life-changing, that was the Bafta win, and all that kind of stuff,” he said. “That’s the only reason I’m still sitting here now, really.”

Clarke is now set to star with Ashley Walters in buddy cop series Bulletproof.

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Ashley Walters

The series, something of a passion project, starts next month.

Walters is also about to get started on the next series of his crime drama Top Boy, which starts shooting in July.

He said: “The whole process of making this show has changed the game for me, because it’s made me realise that I have a lot more power than I thought in the beginning, so I am writing now, producing.

“I set up my own production company and stuff like that, so I am doing a lot of things behind the scenes.

“I’ve got a drama school as well, Kingdom Drama School, that I am trying to run whilst acting and doing other things.”

Bulletproof premieres on Sky One on May 15.

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