Will there be a Red Dwarf XI?
The tenth series of Red Dwarf is concluding tonight on Dave, but what about the future? Will there be a Red Dwarf XI?
Show writer and co-creator Doug Naylor believes the chances for another series are good.
He explained: “You can never absolutely guarantee it because UKTV have to commission it, the boys all have to want to do it, then there’s the contractual obligations. But in terms of how this series has been received, it’s been very, very positive and the ratings have been terrific. Ironically, it’s been the highest selling BBC title on iTunes as well. ”
He also gave an update on the long-rumoured movie: “Craig said something interesting to me which was if we were to do the film, he wouldn’t want to leave the TV series. Because that’s where Red Dwarf really works best. Originally we were advised to do something with a really big budget whereas if we kept to a smaller budget we could have got something made. But at the time we believed the advice we were given. I could have got a big budget if I agreed to recast it but I absolutely refused. It wouldn’t be Red Dwarf without the original cast so I just said nah (laughs).”