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Miranda could return 'in the next couple of years'

Thursday 1st June 2017, 11:07pm

  • Hit sitcom Miranda could return to TV in the next couple of years, according to star Tom Ellis
  • Speaking in an interview, he said: "We may be revisiting Miranda at some point in the next couple of years"
  • Hart has previously said "I think you could do married life as a sitcom, with Miranda and Gary"
Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Gary (Tom Ellis), Miranda (Miranda Hart). Copyright: BBC.

Hit sitcom Miranda could return to TV in the next couple of years.

Creator Miranda Hart revealed last month that she would consider bringing the BBC comedy back one day, and now Tom Ellis, who plays Gary in the show, has revealed that discussions have taken place about the duo returning to film more episodes.

Speaking to Steve Wright on Radio 2, Ellis confirmed: "We may be revisiting Miranda at some point in the next couple of years. We've been talking about that."

Additionally, The Sun quotes as unnamed source saying today: "Miranda and Tom are meeting in the next fortnight to discuss what a new series would look like and how they'd take on the story of her and Gary. This will be music to fans' ears."

Ellis is currently promoting the second series of Amazon Prime show Lucifer, in which he plays the titular role, whilst Hart has just made her West End theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie.

Speaking on Radio 2 today about Hart, Ellis said: "She's just one of my favourite people. She's wonderful. I'm going to see her in a couple of weeks, she's in Annie in the West End, and I can't wait to go and see that."

Graduating from a series on Radio 2, Miranda began its first TV series in 2009 and soon became one of the country's most popular sitcoms. A final special, which saw Miranda finally marry long-term love interest Gary, was watched by over 7 million viewers on New Year's Day 2015.

Talking on Radio 4 Extra in May, Hart said she had been in talks with BBC Films about making a movie based on the show but eventually ruled out the concept, realising the show's dynamic would change too much in a big screen setting. She explained: "The transition from a studio sitcom to a film never works."

However, she added: "I think you could do married life as a sitcom, with Miranda and Gary and see how they're getting on."

A similar approach was recently taken with Lee Mack's sitcom Not Going Out, where the most recent series of the comedy saw bickering landlady and lodger Lucy and Lee enjoying and enduring married life with three young children.

With the two leads currently busy on other projects it's unlikely a Miranda reunion will happen soon, but Ellis's comment suggests a return to television could be on the cards in either 2018 or early 2019.

The complete series of Miranda to date is available to own on DVD.

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Miranda - The Complete Boxset

Miranda - The Complete Boxset

Every single episode from the first to third series and then the finale of the BBC sitcom starring Miranda Hart.

After a public school education, socially inept Miranda (Hart) is having trouble fitting in with her peer group, especially her childhood nemesis, Tilly (Sally Phillips). To top it all, Miranda constantly finds herself in awkward situations around men, and in particular, ex-university chum Gary (Tom Ellis). The cast also features Patricia Hodge and Sarah Hadland.

Special features:
Behind the scenes on Series 1
The Set Tour with Miranda
Introducing the cast
Miranda interviewing cast, friends and family (original BBC red button material including interviews with Sally Phillips, Frank Skinner and Miranda's real-life Mum)
Behind the scenes on Series 3

First released: Monday 26th October 2015

  • Distributor: 4DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 4
  • Catalogue: C4SP016

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